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Madagascar ground boa Acrantophis dumerili

Animals in our sanctuary

Acra
Date of birth
14-08-2007
Date of arrival
28-02-2019
Acra

Acra werd inbeslag genomen nadat een Franse reptielenzoo zijn deuren moest sluiten.


Agasca
Date of birth
14-08-2007
Date of arrival
28-02-2019
Agasca

Agasca werd inbeslag genomen nadat een Franse reptielenzoo zijn deuren moest sluiten.


Darka
Date of birth
08-09-2011
Date of arrival
15-11-2011

Darka werd uit zijn eigen biotoop gerukt en gebruikt als huisdier. Het dier bleek te wild en agressief te zijn en werd gedumpt.


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Features

Size:
2 m
Nutrition:
Hagedissen, knaagdieren, konijnen en vogels
Weight:
9 - 10 kg
Age:
20-30
Gestation:
200 dagen
Status:
Minste zorg
{$lblHabitat}:
Zuid-Madagaskar

Where does he feel most at home?

The Madagascar ground boa likes to live in the dry areas of South Madagascar.

What's his favourite food?

They like small mammals, birds and lizards. He mainly hunts on the ground at night. He grabs his prey and wraps his long body rapidly around the victim. Then he squeezes so hard that the prey can all breathe out, breathing in is no longer possible.

Fun fact

The scientific family name ‘Acrantophis’ is derived from a Greek word and means 'lazy snake'. The word ‘akrantos’ (????????) means 'lazy' or 'useless' and ‘ophis’ (????) means 'snake'. This remarkable name is probably due to the fact that the first-found specimen was rather listless.

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