One of the largest snakes in the world, the Burmese python (Python molurus) can grow up to 25 feet long and get

At the Cincinnati Zoo's Reptile House.

as thick as a telephone pole. Like other pythons, it is a non-venomous constrictor, wrapping its body around prey to suffocate it before swallowing it whole. It can eat animals as large as a leopard and sambar.


  • Length: 16 to 25 ft
  • Habitat: Tropical forest
  • Diet: Birds, mammals, and reptiles
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)
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