Animal Update: Carpet Python Eggs!

A carpet python has laid over a dozen healthy eggs in our Australia: Wild Extremes exhibit.

Published March 25, 2016

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The eggs, laid behind-the-scenes of our exhibit last weekend, have been placed in an incubator and will remain there until they are ready to hatch! Our experts estimate this may take anywhere from 56 to 61 days. 
 
Carpet pythons can be found throughout the coastal areas of northeastern Australia. 
 
These non-venomous snakes can be easily identified by their blotchy yellow and black patterning, which helps them perfectly blend into their surroundings. On average, carpet pythons can grow to reach between 6 and 7 feet in length. 
 
Stay tuned for more updates on our hatchlings!

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