Pythons
Pythons
Deserts
ABout Pythons

BLACK-HEADED PYTHONS SEEM TO PREFER EATING OTHER REPTILES, INCLUDING VENOMOUS SNAKES.

Pythons have long, cylinder-shaped narrow bodies, variations in color, and small heads. Pythons differ from boas because they have an extra bone in their head. You can find Pythons in rain forests, grasslands and savannas, woodlands, swamps, desert hills and shrub lands. They have a median life expectancy of 11 years.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
23 inches to
33 feet,
Up to 250 pounds
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Native Region
Northern Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa.
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Eating Habits
Birds, lizards, rodents and small mammals.
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Conservation Status
Least concern
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Where are they at the Zoo?
The Pythons are located in the Desert Dome.
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Additional Experiences
Burmese Python Chat
Burmese Python Chat

Want a sssuper ssspecial experience here at the Zoo? Come check out our newest keeper chat and meet Iris and Lily, our albino Burmese pythons! Learn all about Iris and Lily from our Desert keepers and their wild counterparts. Iris is over 10 feet long and still growing! Kids and adults even have the opportunity to pet her during the chats. Burmese pythons are one of the largest snakes in the world. Although native to tropical areas including Southern and Southwest Asia, many of these pythons have been released throughout Florida, which poses a danger to the ecosystem. Make sure to stop by to see Iris and Lily and learn more about these ssstunning sssnakes!