Green Anaconda

Eunectes murinus

Range: Amazon and Orinoco basins

Description: Green anacondas can grow to more than 29 feet and weigh more than 550 pounds. Females are significantly larger than males.

Habitat: Anacondas live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rain forests.

Diet:
Wild: wild pigs, deer, birds, turtles, capybara, caimans, and even jaguars
Zoo: rodents

Reproduction: Anacondas give live birth to several dozen young at a time, when born average length is 18 to 24 inches

Fun Fact: A member of the boa family, South America’s green anaconda is, pound for pound, the largest snake in the world. The reticulated python can reach slightly greater lengths, but the enormous girth of the anaconda makes it almost twice as heavy.