Animal Species

Reticulated Python
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The Reticulated Python is the longest species of snake in the world.

Sponsors
Michael & Patricia Hall; Ashton Volpel; South Hills Child Development Center
Habitat
Rainforest, woodlands in Southeast Asia
Size
17-22 feet average but can be longer
Weight
Up to 300 pounds
Lifespan
Around 20 years
Diet
birds, small to medium mammals
Reproduction
25-50 eggs hatch after an average 70 day incubation
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated
Threats
Habitat loss due to agricultural and urban development. Hunting for meat and skins. Collection for the exotic pet trade.