Burmese python – Kaa

I was introduced to the United States where I became an invasive species and endangered the local wildlife. I’m even able to attack alligators!

About Burmese python – Kaa

Scientific name :

Python (molurus) bivittatus

Common name :

Burmese python

Found in :

Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China

Maximum size :

up to 6 meters

Weight :

up to 100 kg

Lifespan :

20 to 25 years

Conservation status :

Near threatened (NT)

Reproduction :

the female is able to use muscular contractions to increase her body temperature so that she can incubate up to 100 eggs for 2 months.

Diet :

mammals, birds, other reptiles

Characteristics :

the Burmese python always lives near running water, whether in meadows, marshes, forests, rocky areas, hollow tree trunks or mangroves. It’s an excellent hunter and kills its prey by constriction.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

on Python Island

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