Rainbow Boa

Our Rainbow Boa, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MARainbow Boa
Epicrates cenchria

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 10 years
Captivity: 25 years

Size
4-6 ft

Weight
2-3 lbs

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

  • There is considerable color and marking variation between individual snakes of this species. Rainbow boas have an iridescent sheen. This is because their scales have tiny ridges that refract light into rainbows.
  • They are considered primitive snakes because they have vestigial hind legs. These remnant limbs are present as spurs and are larger in males.