Jamaican Boa

Jamaican Boas are Jamaica’s largest native terrestrial predator


They reach a length of eight feet. Active at night, the Jamaican boa seeks out prey by detecting chemical signs with its forked tongue as it moves stealthily through the trees.

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

Key Facts

Family:
Boidae
Diet:
Rodents, bats and small birds.
Life Span:
30 years
Distribution:
Jamaica
Did you know?
The scales of Jamaican Boa are iridescent and reproduce the striking shine of the rainbow shine when its body is exposed to the light.

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