Green tree pytho in exhibit

Green Tree Python

Scientific Name
Morelia viridis
New Guinea and Cape York in northeastern Australia
Estimated Wild Population
Green tree python in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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Green tree pythons are vivid green with a broken stripe of white or dull yellow running down their vertebrate. These snakes can reach up to seven feet long, but four feet is more typical. They spend their entire life in rainforest trees, often preying on rodents and birds while dangling from their roost by their strong, prehensile tail. Females typically lay six to 30 eggs per clutch.

Did You Know?

Green tree pythons are constrictors, coiling their bodies tighter around their prey with each exhale. Once their prey suffocates, they swallow it whole.

Their coloration allows them to blend almost completely into the trees.

Hatchlings are typically lemon yellow or red with broken stripes and purple spots.

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