Amazon Tree Boa

Corallus hortulanus

Description: Amazon tree boas are an arboreal snake species with slender bodies and a broad, well defined head. They exhibit a wide range of colors ranging from bright yellows and reds to more dull grays and browns.

Range: Northern South America stretching from Peru to eastern Brazil

Habitat: These boas are found in tropical to dry forests and grasslands.

Diet:
Wild: Mammals and birds
Zoo: Rodents

Reproduction: Amazon tree boas are viviparous (live-bearing) snakes that give birth to 8-20 neonates (baby snakes).


Reference: O’Shea, Mark. Boas and Pythons of the World. Ed. Jo Hemmings. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. Print.