Burmese Python

Burmese Python

Burmese Python
Python molurus bivittatus


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Pythonidae

Range

Eastern India to southeastern Asia


Habitat

Open jungles, woodlands, grasslands, swamps, marshes, river valleys


Diet

Mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds

Weight

Can exceed 200 lbs.

Length

Avg. 16 ft.

Incubation

About 2 - 3 months

Clutch

Avg. 35 eggs

IUCN Status

Vulnerable

CITES

Appendix II

Facts

  • They are excellent swimmers.
  • They can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes before surfacing for air.
  • Burmese pythons swallow their prey whole. Their jaws separate enough to allow the snake to take in an animal four to five times as wide as its head.
  • They use rear-pointing teeth to seize prey. They kill by constriction.

 

Conservation

Native populations are considered threatened due to hunting for their skin and meat. They are an invasive species in the U.S.

Vulnerable

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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