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  • From the 11th of April, the park is open daily and operates only with online bookings.

  • | ANNOUNCEMENT |
  • From the 11th of April, the park is open daily and operates only with online bookings.

Cuban boa

Cuban boa

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Scientific Name:

Chilabothrus angulifer


Distribution

Cuba and adjacent islands.


Diet:

Carnivore. birds, rodents, bats, lizards, small snakes.


Facts

Habitat: Rainforest, dry woodland, rocky habitats.

 

Gestation: ~4 months, 1-7  young

 

Social structure: Social

 

Weight: 27kg max

 

Dimensions: 2-4.8m

 

Lifespan:  22.6 max under human care

 

IUCN Status: Near Threatened

 

Estimated population in the wild: Unknown

 

Threats: Persecuted and killed on sight by local villagers to protect their poultry.

 

Did you know that:

  1. They are "ovoviviparous," meaning their eggs stay inside the mother's body until
  2. they're ready to hatch, after which she gives birth to live young.
  3. Recent research indicates that they hunt in groups, by taking coordinated positions in the entrance of caves in order to grab bats as they fly in and out of the cave. This way they make their hunting much more effective. This research was the first documented instance of deliberate pack behavior in snakes.



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