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Papuan Pythons

(Apodora papuana)

These large, enigmatic constrictors are among the least-known of the pythons. They are frequently & mistakenly called "Papuan olive pythons;" actually they belong to their own genus & are not a locality type of the olive python (Liasis o. olivaceus). Papuans are extremely strong & also seemingly extremely intelligent snakes. While infrequenly bred in captivity, they are undemanding captives and a joy to handle & interact with.

We are currently working with a good-sized group of Papuans and strive to produce them consistently in captivity so that others may come to do the same.

First known captive breeding: VPI


    Papuan pythons (juvenile)
Current Availability (8/03)

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