Boa Constrictor

Our Boa Constrictor, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MABoa Constrictor
Boa constrictor

Type
Reptile

Life Span
20-30 years

Size
3-13 feet

Weight
Up to 100 lbs

Facts for the Boa Constrictor, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Female boas do not lay eggs and give birth to live young that are about 15-20 inches in length.
  • These snakes have good vision and can see ultraviolet light, but they primarily hunt using their sense of smell. Boas may climb into trees to forage, but become terrestrial when they grow too heavy for the branches to support their weight.