National Aquarium: Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus)

Learn more about the emerald tree boa!

Did you know that these snakes are ovoviviparous, meaning that the mothers give live birth to babies that hatch from eggs inside her body? Their coloring at birth is red, orange or yellow, which changes to bright green within their first year. Juvenile emerald tree boas are completely independent from the moment they’re born.


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