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At rest during the day, the emerald tree boa drapes in coils across a tree branch. With any luck, it blends in and keeps from being spotted by a hungry crested eagle. As night falls, the boa goes into stealth mode, ready to snatch up small prey scurrying across the forest floor below.

green snake on branch

Did You Know?

Young tree boas are red, orange or yellow, turning green as adults.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Corallus caninus

South America

Tropical rainforest

More than 6ft

Zoo Location:
Reptile House

Rodents and other small animals