Zena is 17 ft long, weights 16 stone and is 18 years old. She was living in a domestic house nearby but outgrew her owners!
|In the wild, Burmese pythons eat a variety of foods, including rodents, fowl, pigs and antelope. They can dislocate their jaw so that the whole animal can be swallowed in one.|
|They are native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern and South East Asia. They love to slither around woodlands rivers and lakes.|
|The Burmese python breeds in early spring. A female may lay as many as 100 eggs, in March or April. The average clutch is about 35 eggs.|
|Burmese pythons need to be handled with care. They use their whole body to wrap around and constrict their prey! Zena is not fed live food so cannot associate humans with food. Zena sometimes comes out for shows with our handlers when the weather is warm.|