Jameson’s Mamba

Dendroaspis jamesoni

Jameson’s mamba is a swift, tree-dwelling predator that actively pursues small animal prey by day. It has been known to drop from a higher branch onto unsuspecting prey perched below, often falling to the ground with it. It kills its prey with venom before eating it.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: Up to 8 ft
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Forest and shrubland
dietDiet: Lizards, frogs, birds, eggs, and small mammals