Burmese python

Theme area:  Poblado central
Scientific name:  Phyton bivittatus
Class:  Reptiles
Continent:  Asia
Habitat:  Rivers, swamps, marshes and lakes
Diet:  Carnívoro
Weight:  100 kg
Size:  6 m
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India's largest constrictor, one of the six largest in the world

A native of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Indochina.

It is the largest constrictor in India and one of the six largest snakes in the world.

The Burmese python is nocturnal. When small, they live on the ground and in trees, but as they grow, their movements become increasingly restricted to the ground. It is also an excellent swimmer, capable of submerging in water for more than half an hour. In winter, it usually hibernates in a hollow log, under rocks or in holes in the ground, until the end of the season.

The female lays 12 to 36 eggs which she will stay with until the young hatch and once they hatch she will abandon them. The new hatchlings, now without the mother's protection, will stay inside their shell until they have their first skin change and start looking for their first prey.

Conservation status
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

DID YOU KNOW...

that the hatchlings remain in the eggshell until their first molt?
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