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What kind of habitat does an anaconda live in?
Yellow Anacondas live in mostly aquatic habitats including swamps, marshes and brush covered banks of slow moving rivers and streams. Just about every species of snake on earth has teeth, but the Anacondas teeth are not used for chewing.
Where can you find anaconda snakes in South America?
Anaconda Snake Anacondas are four species of aquatic boa inhabiting the swamps and rivers of the dense forests of tropical South America. The Yellow Anaconda can be found as far south as Argentina. It is unclear how the name originated so far from the snakes native habitat.
How does habitat loss affect the Anaconda snake?
Habitat loss also poses a threat to all of the various species. Destruction of the rainforest for logging, agriculture, mining, and the spread of the human population all cause decline in the wildlife populations of those areas. Humans have not domesticated this snake in any way.
Which is the largest Anaconda in the world?
The Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) which is commonly known as the water boa is the longest and the largest species. The snake weighs about 550 pounds and grows to a length of about 17.1 to 30 feet. The snake has an olive green coat that is overlaid by black blotches.