Where to see them in the zoo:
Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience
15 to 20 feet
Throughout Southeast Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines.
Rainforests, woodlands, and grasslands; often associated with streams and lakes
Reticulated pythons are ambush predators that typically lie in wait for their prey.
Mostly eat small mammals such as rats, civets, binturongs, and pigs, but will occasionally eat birds.
Females can lay anywhere from 15-80 eggs per clutch, and the eggs hatch in approximately 85-90 days. Hatchlings are about two feet long and live as long as 40 years.
Some of My Neighbors (IN THE WILD):
Muntjacs, binturongs, Sumatran tigers, orangutans
Population Status & Threats:
Although still considered common, these animals suffer many of the same threats as other animals from their region (such as habitat destruction). Many predators may attempt to prey upon young reticulated pythons, but adult snakes have few natural predators.