Anaconda

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Unlike most snakes, Anacondas give birth to around 30 live young instead of laying eggs.


The anaconda is well-adapted for its semi-aquatic lifestyle, with its eyes and nostrils positioned on top of the head, enabling the snake to see and breathe while the rest of the body is submerged. They are the largest snake by mass reaching lengths of 26ft and weighing up to 150kg on average, however they are not the longest.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Boidae
Diet:
Wild pigs, deer, birds, and capybara.
Life Span:
10 years wild | 25 years captivity
Distribution:
South America
Did you know?
If Anacondas eat a large enough meal, they could go 9 months, to a year without eating again.

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