Along with the Reticulated Python, the Giant Anaconda counts among the world’s largest snakes and can reach an overall length of more than nine meters. Our Anaconda is in the process of devouring a Capybara, the world’s largest rodent. Following such a meal, the snake is able to survive for months without food. Found in the rainforests of tropical South America, the Anaconda’s lifestyle is closely tied to aquatic habitats. Its prey encompasses fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Anacondas are ovoviviparous and after a gestation period of seven to eight months, the female gives birth to 15 to 70 young, which are 60 to 80 centimeters long when born.


  • Title: Anaconda
  • Location: South America
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 32 kg
  • size: 3,70 m
  • scientific name: Eunectes murinus
  • geological Age: recent
  • age: ,

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