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Green Anaconda Routine Wellness Exam

10/15/2019, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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Watch as the Zoo’s vet and reptile teams weigh and measure the anaconda during the exam. The Zoo’s veterinary and animal care teams are dedicated to providing superior health care for the animals entrusted to them. This includes managing a preventative care program as well as treating illnesses and handling emergency cases as they arise. A member of the boa family, the green anaconda is, pound for pound, the heaviest snake on the planet! There have been reports of some specimens being as long as 30 feet and weighing over 500 pounds. Found in the river and swap areas of South America, anacondas prefer to be in or near water to hide as well as support, its massive body. Anacondas are excellent swimmers and divers.

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