Green Tree Python - Morelia viridis
Rainforests, bushes, shrubs
Found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia
Ground forage at night and sleep during the day
The color pattern is vivid green with a broken vertebral stripe of white or dull yellow. Spots of the same color, or blue spots, may be scattered over the body.
Adults average 3-4 feet in length, with a maximum grow to about 7 ft.
The diet consists of small mammals, such as rodents, and sometimes reptiles.
12-25 eggs per clutch. The eggs are incubated and protected by the female, often in the hollow of a tree. Hatchlings are usually lemon yellow with broken stripes and spots of purple and brown, although golden or orange individuals may appear in the same clutch.
Endangered in native countries where old growth forests are being wiped out. Listed as "least concern" according to the IUCN and "Appendix II" on CITES.
- they loop a coil or two over the branches in a saddle position and place their head in the middle
- hatchlings can change color rapidly
- can notice slight temperature changes
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We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
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