The anaconda is a large species of snake belonging to the boa family, found primarily in tropical South America.


Anaconda’s distribution by country:

  1. Brazil: Anacondas are found in various regions of Brazil, particularly in the Amazon Basin and its surrounding areas. This includes states such as Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Pará.
  2. Peru: Anacondas inhabit parts of Peru, especially in the Amazon rainforest and its associated river systems. Regions such as Loreto, Ucayali, and Madre de Dios are known to have populations of anacondas.
  3. Colombia: Anacondas are native to Colombia, where they are found in the Amazon rainforest and the Orinoco River basin. This includes areas in departments such as Amazonas, Caquetá, and Guaviare.
  4. Venezuela: In Venezuela, anacondas are found in the Amazonas and Bolívar states, as well as other regions with suitable habitat within the Amazon rainforest.
  5. Ecuador: Anacondas are present in certain parts of Ecuador, particularly in the Amazonian provinces such as Sucumbíos, Napo, and Orellana.
  6. Bolivia: Anacondas inhabit the Amazon Basin in Bolivia, including areas such as Pando, Beni, and parts of Santa Cruz department.

Anacondas are semi-aquatic snakes, often found in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving rivers and streams. They are known for their large size and powerful constriction abilities, which they use to capture and subdue prey such as fish, birds, and mammals. Despite their intimidating reputation, anacondas are generally shy and elusive creatures.

Anaconda in Zoos

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