Anacondas are among the longest and heaviest snakes in the world.
Anacondas are among the longest and heaviest snakes in the world. One exceptionally large anaconda was verified by scientists to be 6.95 metres long and to weigh 97.5 kg. Anacondas aren’t venomous snakes, but constrictors. They wrap themselves tightly around their prey until it suffocates.
Anacondas swallow their prey head-first.
- Scientific name: Eunectes deschauenseei
- Global home: South America
- Conservation status: Data deficient
- Primary habitat: Tropical Forest