Scientific Name: Python reticulatus

Found In: Southeast Asia/Tropical rain forests, wetlands, and grasslands

Size: Males average 15 feet in length and 100 pounds, while females can grow up to 20 feet and 200 pounds.

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of small mammals and occasionally birds.
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated

Facts: This species warms its eggs through muscle contractions called “shivering thermogenesis,” which causes a faster incubation and increased chance of survival.

Virginia Zoo Reticulated Python: female Bella

Reticulated Python