Carnivore. Rodents and larger mammals such as monkeys, antelopes and livestock, crocodiles, large lizards and sometimes fish.
Habitat: Evergreen forests or moist, open savannahs, rocky areas, rivers and lakes.
Incubation: 20-50 eggs, 2-3 months incubation.
Social structure: Solitary
Lifespan: 30yrs max under human care
IUCN Status: Not evaluated
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
Threats: Their population has declined due to reduction of available prey animals and hunting for its meat and skin.
Did you know that:
It is the largest African snake
They can swim well and can stay submerged for a long time
Because of their long digestion periods, a python may become vulnerable to predators such as hyenas or African wild dogs.