Rosy boa

Rosy boas spend most of their lives concealed beneath rocks and in crevices to escape the elements and natural predators. Granite outcroppings are the most common geologic association inhabited by the rosy boa.

Fast Facts

  • Females normally give birth to 3-12 young.
  • The rosy boa is one of only two species of boas in the United States, the other boa species is the rubber boa.
  • The boa can inhale and exhale a large amount of air through its windpipe, creating a hissing sound that serves as a warning to potential enemies.

Scientific name

Lichanura trivirgata
Range  Central America and Western United States
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium


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