Green Tree Python Morelia viridis

They’re not always green! These slithering snakes are born either bright yellow or brick-red! Green tree pythons develop their characteristic hue as they mature.

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ORIGIN:
Australia

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HABITAT:
Tropical rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-4 lbs
Length: 5-7 ft

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DIET:
Small reptiles, invertebrates, mammals and birds

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PREDATORS:
Large birds, lizards and wild dogs

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage, color change

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 6-32 eggs at a time

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THREATS:
Captive pet trade and habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 24 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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