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Children (3-15 Years) £16.95 £15.40
Under 3's FREE FREE
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Snakes usually only have one thin lung. However, pythons have two lungs, one of which is considerably smaller than the other. They also have been shown to hold remnants of hind legs and pelvic bones.

Activities & Education Centre

Our large, indoor Education Centre is the ideal spot for younger visitors to discover more about the natural world – and also to let off some steam! The Centre includes a soft play area for young children, puzzles & games, as well as the chance to get hands on with some amazing animal artefacts!

The Centre is also home to a number of reptile, invertebrate and small mammal species  – so don’t miss the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close.

 

Royal Python

Python regius

Royal pythons (or ball pythons) belong to the Boid family of snakes, including all pythons and boas. The Royal python is one of the smaller species only growing to around 1.5m (5ft) in length.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 0.8-1.5m
Weight: 1.5-2.5kg

habitat

Habitat

Royal pythons (or ball pythons) are found in the rain forests of Western Africa, particularly Ghana and Togo. Although they can climb, they spend most of their time in underground burrows becoming active at night.

diet

Diet

All snakes are carnivores (meat eaters). Royal pythons eat rodents, amongst other small mammals. In the wild they feed almost exclusively on gerbils.

behaviour

Breeding

Female royal pythons lay eggs, which they curl round and incubate. Pythons can live for up to 40 years.

threat

Conservation

Royal pythons are not currently classed as endangered due to their large range, however they are threatened by the international pet trade, as well as hunting for meat and leather.

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