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A variety of birds and mammals which can range as large as pigs and deer.


The dry forests, grasslands and mountains of south-east Asia


Grows to a length of up to 9.5 m long, as thick as a telephone pole


Enjoys a lifespan of 23-25 years

The Burmese python is an incredibly
large species of snake. However, they are considered to be reasonably docile. These snakes are incredibly good swimmers and can stay submerged in water for 30 minutes before coming up for air.

Burmese pythons only need to eat once
every six weeks. They hunt by grabbing their
prey with their sharp teeth and constructing
around it until their prey is suffocated. These
animals are naturally solitary and only come
together for mating. While breading, the
female can lay up to 100 eggs at a time.

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