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Featured Animal: Green Anaconda

Meet our featured animal, the green anaconda!

Green anaconda

Here are five facts about green anacondas:

  • The green anaconda is one of the longest snakes in the world. It is also the heaviest.
  • The green anaconda is native to South America, making its home in swamps, marshes and streams.
  • Although they use both sight and smell to hunt, green anacondas also have the ability to sense heat emitted by potential prey.
  • Anacondas are not venomous; they use constriction instead to subdue their prey.
  • For larger prey, the green anaconda can unhinge its jaw to stretch its mouth around the body, consuming the carcass whole.

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