Green Tree Python

Primarily tree-dwelling, this snake has a particular way of resting on tree branches, looping its coils in a saddle shape and then resting its head in the middle. The green tree python is not thought to be threatened in its natural habitat.


  • Scientific Name: Morelia viridis
  • Range:New Guinea and northern Australia
  • Status in the Wild:Least Concern
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptile and Amphibian House.
  • Cool Animal Fact:Hatchlings vary in color from brick red to bright yellow, and become green in color at about 9-12 months of age. See the photo below of green tree python hatchlings we had at the Houston Zoo in 2011.

Green Tree Python Hatchlings