Animals

Burmese Rock Python

Python Molurus Bivittatus

This large snake from India and southwest Asia is one if the largest snakes in the world growing up to 23 feet in length.  Reticulated pythons, the world’s longest snake, grow up to 32 feet in length and are found in the same region.

In the wild, pythons are threatened by habitat loss and hunting for their skins that are used to make shoes, wallets, and purses.

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Classification

Class: Reptillia

Order: Squamata

Family: Pythonidae

Genus: Molurus

Species: P. Bivittatus

Habitat

The native range of the Burmese python stretches from India to lower China, throughout the Malay Peninsula and on some islands in the East Indies. These pythons usually live near water.

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