Burmese Python - Python molurus bivittatus
It can be found in grasslands, marshes, swamps, rocky foothills, woodlands, river valleys, and jungles with open clearings.
The Burmese Python is found throughout Southeast Asia including Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia.
Burmese Pythons are light-colored snakes with many brown blotches bordered in black down the back
The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes, on average growing between 15-20 ft and weighing up to 200 lb. Hatchlings are around 24 inches. Females are usually larger than males.
Their diet consists primarily of appropriately sized birds and mammals.
Burmese Pythons breed in the early spring, with females laying clutches which average 12–36 eggs in March or April. She will remain with the eggs for 60-80 days until they hatch, wrapping around them and twitching her muscles in such a way as to raise the ambient temperature around the eggs by several degrees. The young are mature at 3 years.
is near threatened according to IUCN, endangered according to USFWS, and is listed in appendix II of CITES.
- Excellent swimmer
- Good climbers with prehensile tails
- -Can be albino
- A Burmese Python at Serpent Safari Park in Gurnee, Illinois, USA holds the record for heaviest living snake in captivity. As of 2005, it weighs 403 lb at a length of 27 ft.
- Considered a primitive snake having two functional lungs and vestigial (left over) hind limbs. These limbs look like spurs on either side of the cloaca.
- Can swallow 4-5 times as wide as their head.
- Can go for months wihtout eating.
- Adult (13 and over)$9.75
- Child (2 - 12)$6.75
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$8.75
- Active Military$8.75
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
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