Interesting facts about boa constrictors

The boa constrictor is a species of large, non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake. It is an exclusively New World species which has the largest distribution of all neotropical boas. Boa constrictors range from northern Mexico south through Central and South America. They live 20-30 years in the wild. Boa constrictors range in length from 50 centimeters (50 … Read more

Interesting facts about king cobras

King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) are the longest venomous snakes in the world. They live in South and Southeast Asia, particularly India, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. King cobras mainly live in dense highland forests, preferring areas dotted with lakes and streams. They may also be found … Read more

Interesting facts about mambas

Mambas are are fast-moving venomous snakes of the genus Dendroaspis. They are native to various regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Mambas live in savannas, forests and rocky hills. They have a lifespan of 12 to 20 years in the wild. There are four species of mambas: • The eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) • Jameson’s mamba … Read more

Interesting facts about kingsnakes

Kingsnakes are ground-dwelling nonvenomous snakes. There are 10 species and 45 subspecies of kingsnakes. They are found throughout most of the United States, the southern parts of Ontario and Quebec, down through Central America and parts of South America. Kingsnakes inhabit arid deserts, swamplands, farmlands, grasslands, pine and deciduous forests, up to 2,600 meters (8,500 … Read more

Interesting facts about anacondas

Anacondas are large semiaquatic snakes found in tropical regions of South America. The anaconda lives over a vast area of tropical river systems and swamps in South America, east of the Andes. This hot, humid region with its dense foliage offers excellent habitat for such a large snake, which fits well into this world. In the … Read more

Interesting facts about cobras

Cobras are highly venomous snakes famous for the threatening hood at their neck. There are 28 species of cobras, who are regarded as “true cobras” (genus Naja). The king cobra despite the word “cobra” in its common name, is not a member of the Naja genus (the “true cobras”). Cobras live in Africa and Asia, … Read more

Interesting facts about pythons

The Pythonidae, commonly known simply as pythons, are a family of nonvenomous snakes. There is also a genus within Pythonidae which carries the name Python. There are 41 species of python found within the family Pythonidae. Pythons are found found in Africa, Asia, and Australia. More specifically they are found in sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal, India, … Read more