Anaconda Quiz

Anaconda Quiz

Anaconda The Facts – What do you know?
Test your knowledge of the Jaw-dropping water boa with this quick quiz.

(Find out more about the green anaconda here: Top 10 Interesting Anaconda Facts)

 




True or False?

1. Anacondas are found only in Australia.

 True

 False

2. They are venomous snakes and kill using poison they inject through their teeth.

 True

 False

3. The green anaconda is the heaviest snake in the world, but not the longest.

 True

 False

4. They live on average about 60 years in the wild.

 True

 False

5. They lay eggs and watch over them until they hatch.

 True

 False

6. The name “anaconda” comes from the Tamil word anaikolra, which means “elephant killer”.

 True

 False

7. The scientific name of the green anaconda is Eunectus murinus. Eunectus means “good swimmer” and murinus means “of mice”.

 True

 False

8. They can hold their breath under the water for up to 30 minutes.

 True

 False

9. To dry off, they climb tree branches, hanging themselves out to dry instead of stretching out on land.

 True

 False

10. Anacondas are very picky eaters and will only eat capybaras.

 True

 False




Answers to the Anaconda Quiz:

1. False. They are not found in the wild in Australia but are found in the Amazon.
2. False. They wrap their bodies around prey and slowly suffocate or crush it to death.
3. True. The longest is the reticulated python.
4. False. They live on average about 10 years in the wild.
5. False. Green anacondas give birth to live young.
6. True.
7. True.
8. False. They can hold their breath under the water for up to 10 minutes.
9. True.
10. False. Anacondas aren’t picky eaters. They can eat just about anything — mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians but they are particularly partial to a nice tasty capybara.

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