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Located

    The Anaconda is found mostly in the Amazon River
    Basin, but it is also located in other parts of South
    America.  It is can be found as far south as Argentina.  

Diet

    Anacondas' diets consist of rodents, fish, birds, caiman,
    turtles and even larger mammals if the snake is large
    enough.  Anacondas have a slow-acting digestive system
    and it can take several weeks or longer for the Anaconda
    to digest its meal.

Habitat

    Anacondas live near the water and swim in the streams
    and rivers of South America.  Anacondas will often hunt
    by submerging all but its nostrils in the water and then
    wait for its prey.

Size

    Anacondas can reach over 37 feet in length.  There are
    reports of  larger Anacondas but these reports are
    unconfirmed.

Reproduction and Life Span

    Anacondas bear live young snakes.  The life span of the
    Anaconda can extend from 15 - 30 years.
 
Anaconda
(Genus: Eunectes)
 
Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Boidae
Genus: Eunectes
Species:  Various
Location
Image
© Photographer: Vladimir Mucibabic
IUCN Status:
Endangered
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