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Scientific Name: Python bivittatus
Habitat: Forested areas, grasslands and marshes
Diet: Rodents, mammals and birds
Life span: Up to 15 years
Young: Up to 100 eggs per clutch
Size: 7.6 meters long (25 feet)

These snakes are found throughout Southeast Asia, however, its population is undergoing extensive and widespread decline. Burmese Pythons are also an introduced species in southern Florida, USA through the pet trade. They are good climbers and expert swimmers.

Fun Fact: Burmese pythons are under severe threat in their natural habitat. But ironically, they are an invasive species in Florida.


A map of the world with parts of Southeast Asia highlighted.

Range: Southeast Asia



Status: Vulnerable

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