The largest member of the boa family, the Green Anaconda, can reach lengths of up to 29 feet and can weigh over 500 lbs., making it the largest snake by weight. The Boa lives in rain forests, swamps, woodlands, grasslands, savannas, and semi-desert scrublands in Western North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Madagascar, Western Asia, and Pacific Islands. They have long, cylinder-shaped narrow bodies, variations in color and small heads.
Who’s at the Zoo: Rainbow boa, Kenyan sand boa and Mexican rosy boa
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