Burmese Python | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Burmese Python

Python bivittatus

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

At an average 4.8 m long and with the ability to grow up to 7 m, the Burmese Python is one of the largest snakes in the world. The Burmese Python are hunted intensely for their skins and are classed as a ‘vulnerable’ species by the IUCN.

Native Range →

Southern and Southeastern Asia

Natural Habitat  →

Wetlands, grasslands, forests and caves

Diet  →

small-large mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians

Life Expectancy  →

20-25 years in the wild. Up to 30 years in zoos

Breeding  →

80-100 eggs & a 60 day incubation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the night

Threats  →

Hunting, Habitat Loss

Fun fact

The Burmese Python is one of the top five largest snakes in the whole world. One of ours is just over 18 feet!

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