Meet Our Animals > Red-Tailed Boa
Quick Facts
Native to Northern Mexico, Central America, South America
Primary Diet Small mammals, amphibians, birds, eggs, other snakes
Adult Weight 15 to 50 pounds
Lifespan 20 to 30 years
Status Least Concern

Red-Tailed Boa

Red-tailed boas are ambush hunters; they will squeeze their prey, killing it by shutting down blood supply to vital organs and swallowing it whole. A large meal can sustain them for up to one month. They also have prehensile tails that can grip tree branches.