Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python

Scientific Name

Morelia viridis


New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia's Cape York Peninsula


Wet forests and bamboo thickets

What do they eat?

Small reptiles and mammals


Least concern

Conservation Threats

Exotic pet trade

Fun Facts
  • With their camoflage, these pythons lure in prey by remaining perfectly still and dangling their wriggling tail. When curious prey come to investigate, the python strikes aided by heat sensing pits near the mouth.
  • Juveniles hatch out a yellowish or maroon color which will turn to green by 6 to 8 months.
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