The world’s largest snake!
A green anaconda can grow to over 9 metres long and weigh as much as 200 kg! Semi-arboreal, this snake is also semi-aquatic and during the dry season it sometimes buries itself in mud if it is too far from a water source.
It can eat large prey (tapir, capybara, caiman…) which it kills using constriction.
It is facing a number of threats: being hunted for its skin, capture by animal traffickers, and the destruction of its habitat.