Yellow anaconda

Yellow anacondas have a color pattern consists of a yellow, golden-tan or greenish-yellow ground color overlaid with a series of black or dark brown saddles, blotches, spots, and streaks. They do not get as large as their close relatives, the green anaconda.

Fast Facts

  • Females in this species are generally larger than males.
  • They prefer mostly aquatic habitats, including swamps, marshes, and brush-covered banks of slow-moving rivers and streams.
  • Yellow anacondas are sometimes referred to as “water boas.”

Scientific name

Eunectes notaeus
Range  South America
Conservation status Near Threatened
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium


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