Species: Eunectes murinus
Geographic Range: Tropical South America, mainly in the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins
Size: 20 feet long, 100+ lbs.
Lifespan: 15-20 years in the wild
Conservation Status: Least concern
Find it in Tropical Encounters Map
- Green anacondas have a partially prehensile tail that allows them to climb small trees.
- They prefer swamps and slow-moving rivers.
- Growing up to a length of 29.5 feet and weighing up to 550 pounds, green anacondas are considered to be the world’s largest snake.
- Typically, a green anaconda will wait several weeks, or possibly months, between meals.