COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Corallus hortulanus
DIETBirds, bats, lizards, amphibians, insects, rodents
RANGESouth America; Amazonia, Southeastern Brazil
HABITATRainforests, savannas, dry forests
The Amazon tree boa is a more slender snake that can reach lengths of 5-7 feet. They have a wide variety of colors and patterns which can include yellow, gray, red, tan, or black.
Predators they may encounter include the Harpy eagle and saddleback tamarins.
They live an average of 15-20 years.
This is a solitary species that typically only gets together during the mating season. They are ovoviviparous, which means that the female produces eggs she carries and hatches internally and gives live birth. Their gestation will be 6-8 months with 4-14 snakes being born.
In our Reptile and Amphibian (RAD) center you will find many different reptiles and amphibians including venomous and poisonous species of snakes and frogs. Many of these animals fall victim to habitat loss in the wild. Many of the species here are
found in South American habitats which are subjected to deforestation, damming of rivers, water pollution, and poor agricultural and management practices.