Saturday, July 12, 2008

Education Spotlight: Anna

Meet our snake, Anna.

Anna is an eight-year-old green tree python and one of my favorite snakes. She is beautiful, gentle, and loves to wrap herself around the branches of her enclosure.

The green tree python is an arboreal snake from New Guinea and northeastern Australia. They begin life in a variety of colors: red, brown, or yellow, but gradually change to their adult green color. They grow up to 5 feet long and eat small rodents and birds.

Green tree pythons are endangered in their native countries because of poaching (for skins), habitat destruction, and hunting.

Anna is on view at the World Bird Sanctuary's Visitor Center, so come by and see her!

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