COLOMBIAN BOA CONSTRICTOR FACTS

Wild Locality

Central & South America

Lifestyle

Primarily Terrestrial, Semi-Arboreal (ground-dwelling, occasionally in trees)

Diet

Mammals & Birds (carnivore)

Habitat

Rainforest, Wooded Areas, Grasslands, & Wetlands

Adult Size

~ 6-12 ft, & 15-22kg (females are larger than males)

Activity

Cathemeral (active in the day & night)

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Life Expectancy

~ 20-35 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Habitat Loss, Hunting, Importation

FUN FACTS

Boa Constrictors are very large snakes with strong, muscular bodies. They use their strength to overpower & coil around their prey, squeezing until they are ready to consume. When ready to eat their deceased prey, Boa Constrictors, like all snakes, do not chew their food, but swallow the entire animal whole. Female Boa Constrictors are almost always much larger than males, & this species is not egg-laying, but gives birth to anywhere from 10 to 60 live young.

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