A new python is joining our Snakes & Lizards exhibit on July 1, 2011 and you have the opportunity to choose the name! Brainstorm some of your best snake names and submit to the Name the Snake contest.
The winner will participate in the snake’s unveiling on July 1, join Academy scientists behind-the-scenes as they care for the animals, and get an up close encounter with live snakes and lizards with Dr. Chris Andrews.
Names will be judged on originality, uniqueness, appropriateness, and connection to the Academy’s mission. Entries are being accepted through June 19th!
Some facts about our new python to help you come up with that perfect name:
- Bali Yellow-headed reticulated python
- Born in captivity
- 8 years old
- About 18 ft long
- Weighs about 150lbs
- Can eat 13kg (30lbs) of food in one feeding
- Habitat: Associated with rivers, streams, and lakes in rainforests, caves, woodlands, and grasslands across Southeast Asia, including Borneo