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Green anaconda

Coiled anaconda

Eunectes murinus

Range: The Green anaconda can be found in tropical South America east of the Andes. They are mostly seen in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins but can also be found in the Guianas.

Habitat: Since the Green anaconda is semi-aquatic, they live in thickly-vegetated swamps and flooded forests. They live in the murky, still water and hunt on the land.

Size: The green anaconda can grow up to 19.5 feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.

Diet: The diet of a Green anaconda is mostly made up of fish, birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

Conservation Connection: There are no natural predators so their greatest threats are hunting and habit degradation. There are restrictions in South America that make the trade of anacondas illegal.

Did You Know? In 1910, President Roosevelt offered a reward of $1,000 for a live snake measuring over 30 feet. Over the years the reward was raised to $50,000, and still to this day remains uncollected.

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