Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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
Find them in Tropical Encounters Map
- 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.