Adult anaconda

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All rights reserved. Its cousin, the reticulated python, can reach slightly greater lengths, but the enormous girth of the anaconda makes it almost twice as heavy. Green anacondas can grow to more than 29 feet, weigh more than pounds, and measure more than 12 inches in diameter. Females are significantly larger than males. Other anaconda species, all from South America and all smaller than the green anaconda, are the yellow, dark-spotted, and Bolivian varieties. Anacondas live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins.

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Green Anacondas :: Vancouver Aquarium

The Aquarium has paused all on-site public programming and temporarily closed to the public while we focus on transformation. Read more. Green anacondas are often found in swamps and slow moving rivers. They will hang from tree branches or along riverbanks to sun themselves and ambush prey. They eat different types of mammals, fishes, caimans, birds and turtles. The snakes at the Vancouver Aquarium primarily get a diet of rabbits, rats and mice. Being a powerful constrictor, the anaconda subdues its prey by coiling around their bodies.

Anaconda Facts

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day. Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide. Heavy-duty snake. The green anaconda is normally some shade of brownish-green, olive, or grayish-green and patterned with egg-shaped black spots.
The green anaconda is dark green in color with black oval patches on its back. This pattern blends in with the wet, dense vegetation of its habitat. The sides have similar spots with yellow centers. The scales on its belly are yellow and black.