Scientific Name: Morelia viridis

Found In: Australia, New Guinea, and on the small islands that surround New Guinea/Lowland tropical rain forests

Size: Adults average between 5 and 7 feet in length

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of small mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates

Threat Level: Least Concern. The exotic pet trade is the major threat to this species, but its wide distribution supports an overall stable population

Facts: Green tree pythons are not green when they hatch: they are brick-red or bright yellow. They develop their green color after six months to a year

Green Tree Python at the Virginia Zoo