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Indian Python

By Wyatt Costanzo


Classification and description • Python molurus molurus • Orange/brown/ reptile • 15 lbs • Tiny back legs called spurs


biome • Africa, Asia, Australia, & India • Tall brown grass • Up to 8 feet long • Does not migrate


Life cycle • Eats deer and mice; carnivore • Bites or chokes its prey • Reproduces every 1-2 years; lays 5060 eggs • Lives 47 yrs. in wild; 50 yrs. in captivity


Adaptations • Unhinge jaws to swallow its prey • Strong muscles • Colors to camouflage • Has up to 400 back bones


Reasons for endangered status • Humans • Habitat is not being changed • Hunted for their meat & skin • Numbers have gone down


Conservation • About 26 species left • Environment is not changing • No breeding programs • A third grader could donate money to zoos


Resources • Wechsler, Doug. Pythons • http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/vananim-python.htm • http://pythonsnake.org/ • http://lifestyle.IloveIndia.com/lounge/-aboutpython-1846.html.


Indian Python