Burmese python

The Burmese python is known for their ecological impact in the Florida everglades as an invasive species. Burmese pythons are semi-aquatic and are good climbers.

Fast Facts

  • The Burmese python may reach a length of 26 feet and a weight of more than 200 pounds.
  • A female Burmese python may lay 50-100 eggs and will wrap its body around the clutch to keep it warm and to defend the eggs against predators.
  • The Burmese python is one of the world’s largest snakes.

Scientific name

Python bivittatus
Range  Asia
Conservation status Vulnerable
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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