By: Kelly-Ann MillsReporter
15:27, 9 Sep 2021
One of the world’s largest reptiles has moved home and is now on full view to the public after leaving America for the Middle East.
Super Snake, as she is called, is a 14-year-old female reticulated python, and is now a resident at The National Aquarium at Al Qana in Abu Dhabi.
She will live at the Flooded Forest Zone along with more than 8,000 rainforest creatures, where visitors can see her getting on with her life.
It takes 12 people to hold her at full length and she weighs a 115 kilograms, enjoys a diet of ducks and rabbits and is an excellent swimmer, reports say.
Super Snake has a new home
(The National Aquarium)
She was born in a Los Angeles captive breeding programme and has grown accustomed to human contact, but has remained a private specimen and not on public display.
Beatriz Maquieira curator at The National Aquarium said: “While Super Snake is a captive bred animal, we as her caretakers still need to be vigilant and cautious around her.
“We can’t wait for the public to meet her and enjoy her slightly quirky personality.
She needs 12 people to lift her up (The National Aquarium)
“We are also excited about having this opportunity to educate our visitors as that is essentially why she is here.”