Colombian Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor
Females are typically larger and can reach a size of 10 feet long.
Boas are non-venomous snakes. Their jaws are lined with small, hook-shaped teeth for gripping and holding onto prey while they wrap their muscular bodies around it, constricting, or squeezing, it.
They are very capable swimmers, and while younger and smaller are even able to climb trees.
Our Current Residents
Jenkins, Female - Born 2013 (estimate)
Leroy, Male - Born 2013 (estimate)
Both Jenkins and Leroy are pet surrenders. Both have lived tough lives. Both were rescued from inadequate care after being found living in squalor. Jenkins in particular was left too long on a heating element, severely burning her. After months of care and rehab, all that is left are scars. Both snakes have recovered and are calm enough to be ambassadors within our education department.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Squamata
- Family: Boidae
- Genus: Boa
- Species: Boa constrictor
- Rain Forest