Dumeril’s Ground Boa

Boa dumerili

Madagascar’s wildlife, including the Dumeril’s ground boa, is suffering from habitat loss as forests are converted into lands suitable for grazing and agricultural use. The boa’s survival is in danger also from hunting out of fear, superstition, and for their skins. The Zoo participates in a captive breeding program for the threatened ground predator.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 4 to 6.5 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Dry forest
dietDiet: Small mammals, birds, lizards, and frogs
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)