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. Boas live 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.
Brazilian rainbow boa and Jamaican boa
Everyone has the power to help save wild things and wild places. That power is your individual voice, your awareness and your actions. So in addition to visiting the Zoo and meeting our animal ambassadors, here are a few simple suggestions that will help save their counterparts in the wild.
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.