Lankan anacondas on display at Mysore Zoo
The Mysore Zoo in India has received five baby Green Anacondas from
They are now on display at the first Anaconda Conservation Centre in
India.The zoo officials are in touch with the Dehiwala Zoo for their
handling and monitoring. The reptiles will need time to get acclimatised
with their new environment.All five snakes are aged 15 months and
measure between three and four feet and weigh 400 grams to 1.5kg. They
comprise three females and two males. The females are slightly bigger
than the males.
The zoo authorities selected five anacondas while visiting the
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka.
They were born at the conservation centre in Sri Lanka and there
should be no problem in handling them, zoo sources told The Times of
India. They will be fed with rats and hamsters.
"The anacondas like fowls, but we are not thinking about feeding them
those as yet, for fear of infection," they said.
The lifespan of the anaconda is 20 years and they will grow to about
30ft and weigh 227kg.