Chinese Mountain Pitviper

These rare and beautiful snakes are only found on and around Mangshan Mountain in the Hunan Province of China. Mangshan mountain vipers can grow up to seven feet long.


  • Scientific Name: Protobothops mangshanensis
  • Range: Hunan Province, China
  • Status in the Wild: Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptile House
  • Cool Animal Fact: These snakes were just discovered in 1989!