The Gaboon Viper is located in the tropical rainforests
and other moist areas of East and West Central Africa.
The Gaboon Viper feeds on small mammals (particularly Habitat
rodents), birds and amphibians such as frogs. Their
excellent camouflage allows them to hide in leaves on
the forest floor while waiting for prey. The Gaboon is a
venomous snake and its bite can be very harmful and
possibly fatal to humans.
The habitat of the Gaboon Viper will usually be near in a
dark place near or on the ground. The Gaboon is a
nocturnal snake and will hunt in the evening and at night.
The habitat of the Gaboon includes but is not limited to
Size and Description
The average length of an adult Gaboon Viper can range
from 4 - 6 feet. The Gaboon is a heavy snake with a
weight of 15 - 18 pounds. The Gaboon Viper's fangs can
be from 1 - 2 inches in length. The Gaboon has excellent
camouflage with angular brown shapes on its back and a
tan head that is shaped like a leaf.
The female Gaboon Viper is viviparous, meaning it bears
live young. The Gaboon can give birth to 30 - 60 young
for a given pregnancy.