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Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor

NATURAL HABITAT
The Boa constrictor, who prefers to live in rainforests due to humidity and temperature, is found in or along rivers and streams

DIET
In the wild
Rodents, large lizards and mammals
At the Zoo
Rodents

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Also known as the red-tailed boa constrictor
  • Gives birth to live young instead of laying eggs.
  • Newborns weigh 2 ounces and will increase 300 percent in size the first year
  • Has the same main name as scientific name; the only other animal that has this is the tyrannosaurus rex