Reticulated Python

This is an extremely large snake! It is considered by many to be the largest snake in the world. Lengths of more than 16 feet are common, and sizes of 25 feet or more occur regularly.

  • Scientific Name: Python reticulatus
  • Range: Southeast Asia: Nicobar Islands, Burma through Indochina, and Borneo, Sulawesi, Ceram and Timor
  • Status in the Wild: Not Evaluated
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptile and Amphibian House
  • Cool Animal Fact: An interesting fact about this snake is its ability to consume large ungulates, even those with antlers. If the antlers are small enough they are simply ingested and digested, however if they are too large the snake can actually break them back to lie along the body allowing them to be engulfed when the animal is consumed.