African Bush Viper

(Atheris squamigera)

Seneca Park Zoo’s two African bush vipers reside inside the Animals of the Savanna building, in the micro-habitat tree.

Animal Facts


African bush vipers are carnivorous, and primarily eat small rodents. They may also eat birds, frogs, and small reptiles when available.

Status in The Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status

African bush vipers are mainly arboreal and prefer tropical rainforests in West and Central Africa. They are typically found far from human settlements.