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Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Epicrates cenchria

Habitat

The Brazilian rainbow boa lives in humid woodland forests and open savannahs

Diet in the wild

Rodents, birds, aquatic life and lizards

Diet at the Zoo

Rodents and chicks

Fascinating Facts

  • Named for the iridescent sheen of scales which refract light into rainbows
  • Shed entire skin in one piece, 1 to 2 times per year
  • Grows 5 to 7 feet long
  • Have 2 to 35 young at one time