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Colombian Rainbow boa Epicrates maurus

Animals in our sanctuary

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Epi is een van de zovele slangen die door particulieren worden gehouden, maar die de zorg voor de dieren niet aankunnen. Ze worden binnengebracht door de particulieren zelf, ze worden in beslag genomen of worden opgevangen nadat ze gedumpt werden en door andere mensen gevonden.

Where does he feel most at home?

Colombian rainbow boas are mainly ground dwelling animals from the tropical rainforests of the northern parts of South America.

What’s his favourite food?

They love to eat rodents and birds.

Fun fact

The colours of their pattern vary during the day and night. At night the pattern is much more clearly visible.

 The same snake: During daytime (left) and during night time (right).
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