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Garden Tree Boa

Garden Tree Boa

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Scientific Name:

Corallus hortolanus


Amazon Basin in the S. America


Carnivore. Birds, bats, frogs, rodents, lizards, marsupials.


Habitat: Rainforest, dry forest, savannah.


Gestation: 6-8 months, 5-20 young 


Social structure: Solitary


Weight: 0.4-1.3kg


Dimensions: 0,50-1,80cm


Lifespan: 20 under human care


IUCN Status: Least concern


Estimated population in the wild: Common


Threats: May be threatened locally by deforestation, and persecution because the species looks like a viper, but on a range-wide scale no major threats are known.


Did you know that:

  1. They are "ovoviviparous," meaning their eggs stay inside the mother's body until they're ready to hatch, after which she gives birth to live independent young.
  2. They are non-venomous and prey is killed through constriction.
  3. They hunt at night using their infrared pits which allows them to sense the body heat of their prey or during the day using their good vision.
  4. They hang from a branch using their prehensile tail in an “S” shape and strike at prey.

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