Madagascar Tree Boa - Sanzinia madagascariensis
This boa lives in Madagascan forests, from lowland tropical forests and dry forests to humid upland forests
The Madagascar tree boa lives throughout the island of Madagascar except for the most south-westerly corner
This medium-sized constrictor occurs in two color variations. Prevalent mainly in the eastern half of the range is the green to grayish-green form which tends to be about two thirds of the size of the mandarin form which is yellow, orange and brown and occurs in some parts of the western side of the range.
Like other boas, this species uses heat-sensitive pits around its mouth to find the small mammals, birds, reptiles, and frogs upon which it feeds. Prey is killed by constriction.
Boas all give birth to live young - the Madagascar tree boa usually gives birth to fewer than 12 offspring at a time. Pregnancy lasts for six months and the young emerge at just 25 cm long and are red in color. They attain their adult colors gradually throughout their first year of life.
The Madagascar tree boa is classified as "Least Concern" (VU A1cd) on the IUCN Red List and is listed on Appendix I of CITES
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