UAE’s newest resident is 14 years old, weighs 115 kilograms, and eats duck and rabbit as part of his diet. The length of her body was measured with 12 people holding her. It is believed to be the largest living snake on display in the world.
Al Qana Abu Dhabi National Aquarium
The National Aquarium (TNA) at Al Qana in Abu Dhabi is now home to Super Snake, a seven-meter reticulated python. More than 8,000 rainforest creatures will live with her in the Flooded Forest Zone. The reticulated python is the longest snake in the world, native to South and Southeast Asia. In the wild, they can reach over five metres in length, and the largest was recorded at ten metres.
It is not venomous, but it kills prey by encircling it, constricting tighter as the victim exhales, and ending up wrapped around the victim. A python’s highly flexible jaws mean it can stretch around large prey and swallow it whole, which makes it even more terrifying. Despite their size and ferocity, reticulated pythons are among the few snakes that can prey on humans.
Human deaths have been reported when this species of animal attacks humans, although it is not common. Despite their incredible size, even a small person can be swallowed by a full-grown reticulated python. Many people have been eaten by reticulated pythons, particularly on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. These man-eating snakes are similar in size to the Super Snake.
Born and Brought up
On the other hand, the UAE’s new Super Snake was born in a Los Angeles captive breeding program. During her 14 years as a private specimen, she has become accustomed to human contact. TNA visitors will soon be able to see Super Snake’s intricate patterns and marvel at her massive size as they marvel at the beauty of this miracle of nature.