Yellow Anaconda

Eunectes notaeus

Range: Northern Argentina, Paraguay, southeastern Bolivia, and Brazil

Description: The yellow anaconda reaches an average adult length of 120in-144in making it only slightly smaller than its relative, the common anaconda. It has characteristic yellow to golden tan blotches, spots and streaks upon a dark black or brown background.

Habitat: Swamps, marshes, brush-covered banks of slow moving rivers and streams.

Diet:
Wild: medium to large mammals, birds, reptiles, fish
Zoo: rodents

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

Fun Fact: Anacondas have been known to take down prey as large as a deer!