Anaconda

Species: Eunectes murinus

Geographic Range: Tropical South America, mainly in the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins

Size: 20 feet long, 100+ lbs.

Lifespan: 15-20 years in the wild

Conservation Status: Least concern

Como’s Anaconda

Find them in Tropical Encounters Map

Fun Facts

  • Anacondas have a partially prehensile tail that allows them to climb small trees.
  • They prefer swamps and slow moving rivers.
  • Growing up to a length of 29.5 feet and weighing up to 550 pounds, green anacondas are considered to be the world’s largest snake.
  • Typically, an anaconda will wait several weeks, or possibly months, between meals.