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Rainforests of the World 

March 22, 2010

Our newest resident

Check out our Paradise Flying Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)!

Photo by: Rachael Tom

She has been on display on the Borneo level of the rainforest since March 5th. These are normally very shy snakes but she is settling in nicely.

Photo by: Rachael Tom

Flying snakes can move from tree to tree by launching themselves from branches, flattening their bodies using hinges along their ventral scales and gliding to the next tree.

Photo by: Rachael Tom

Filed under: Herpetiles — vultures are friendly @ 1:26 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Ooo, pretty! Would love to see some video of its flying “technique”.

    Comment by Sarah B. — March 22, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

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