Royal Python - Five Sisters Zoo

Individuals have brown markings with lighter medium-brown spots with dark spots. Their ventral scales (on their underside) are generally white.


  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Weight:
  • Length: up to 1.80 m
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Life span: 10 years in the wild; in human care, they can live as long as 30 years.

Adapted to Survive

  • The colour of their top scales mimics death leaves; these help them camouflage on the forest floor.
  • They flick their tongues to help them identify and survey their environment.


  • Pet Trade
  • Habitat Loss

IUCN Conservation Status