Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
There are two Dumeril's ground boas at the Zoo, both males. Indy was born in 1985 and came to the Zoo in 1996, while Spaz was born in 1998 here at the Zoo.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern. Listed as CITES Appendix I, which puts strict limits on its exportation from Madagascar. Their numbers are declining due to habitat destruction in order to create agricultural areas or grazing for livestock; they are killed due to fear and superstition. Their skins are sold in the markets of Madagascar as well as other countries. They are also exported to be sold in the pet trade. Diet Small animals such as birds, lizards and frogs.
This snake is found along the western coast and southwestern regions of Madagascar. The preferred habitat of the Dumeril’s boa is a semi-arid forested area with low amounts of rainfall.
Small animals such as birds, lizards and frogs.