Gaboon Viper

Bitis gabonica

The gaboon viper stands out among vipers for its extremely large fangs, reaching lengths of just over two inches. The amount of venom injected with just one bite is substantial and can be deadly. Fortunately, gaboon viper bites are rare due to the species’ calm nature and preference for dense forest.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 4 to 6 ft
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Tropical forest
dietDiet: Rodents and other small mammals