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Location and Habitat
Green anacondas are found in northern South America in areas surrounding the Amazon River Basin. In the rainforests of the Amazon, they are often located near sources of water such as swamps, marshes, streams, rivers and lakes.
Green anacondas feed on a variety of animals such as rodents, birds, fish, turtles and caiman. Capybaras, who escape from predators such as jaguars by running into the water, are perfect meals for anacondas. If an anaconda is large enough, it may attack larger mammals, including deer. There have even been several reports of green anacondas attacking humans, but few of these reports are substantiated.
Size and Description
Green anacondas are the largest (by weight) snakes in the world. They are also among the longest snakes in the world.
Only reticulated pythons, located in southeast Asia, can be larger in length. Green anacondas often grow between 20 - 25
feet. They can weigh as much as 400 - 500 pounds.
Green anacondas are very well adapted to living in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon River Basin. Since they are
cold-blooded, year-round warm-temperatures help to keep their blood warm.
Anacondas are ovoviviparous, which means that the eggs hatch while still inside the mother. The mother will then give birth to live young. Green anacondas can give birth to over 20 live young at a time
In 1997, the movie "Anaconda" was made. The film features a giant green anaconda that is being hunted by a snake hunter and a film crew.
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|Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus: Species:||Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Boidae Eunectus murinus|