Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Anaconda
Anaconda

Scientific Name: Eunectes notaeu

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Forest Floor

Fun Facts:

  • The giant anaconda is the largest snake in the world and can grow to over 10 meters (33 feet) in length.
  • Anacondas spend much of their lives in water, and May amubush large animals, such as capybaras, at night.
  • During the day giant anacondas are less aggressive and can be approached by scientists, but with caution.
  • Young anacondas can grow to 3 meters (10 feet) by age three.
  • When it sheds, an adult anaconda's skin weighs an average of 2 pounds.
  • An anaconda's skin can stretch up to 30% beyond its original size.