Published November 8, 2022 | Animal Knowledge, Animals, Wildlife

How much do you know about the longest reptiles called snakes? How many species of snakes that you know? You’ve might already heard about Python, Cobras, Viber, and most of it, the Anaconda!

Now, let’s dive in through this article to know more about Anaconda, the heaviest snake in the world!

How Much Does The Anaconda Weigh?

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Although slightly shorter than the Reticulated Python, Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is more bulkier indeed. This snake can weigh up to 250 kg, and reaching a length up to 9 meters. That makes the Anaconda is the heaviest at once the longest snake in the world.

In the wild, they have a lifespan of up to 10-30 years and can last longer in captivity such as the Bali Safari park.

Are they venomous?

Unlike other dangerous snakes, the Anaconda is not a poisonous snake species.

Although it has no venom, Anaconda are well known for their extremely powerful coils that can strangle and crush the bones of their prey before being eaten. If the more we fight, the stronger roller will be.


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Anaconda is native to South America, in countries including Peru, Brazil, and Paraguay. They can live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins.

They might be cumbersome on land, but stealthy and sleek in the water. Their eyes and nasal openings are on top of their heads, allowing them to lie in wait for prey while the body inside the water.


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Because of their large body size, this reptile requires a diet that is suitable for its body needs. They can prey on wild animals such as caimans, pigs, deer, bird, fish, rodent and other animals.

Stalking prey from behind the trees, is the most favorite hunting habits of this snake.  If you’re in the wild, you have to be careful with these animals!

To be able to see and even take pictures with the wonderful Anaconda, you don’t have to bother going into the deeper forest. In Bali Safari Park, you can easily and safely interact with these wonderful reptiles!