Seneca Park Zoo is home to two Burmese pythons, both males. Garrett and Caulkins, resides inside the Zoo’s E.C.O. Center. They were hatched in 2016 right here at Seneca Park Zoo. Their parents were longtime zoo residents Abby and Mr. Slithers.
The Burmese python eats appropriately sized mammals, birds and rodents.
Status in The Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status
The jungles and scrublands of Burma, Malasia and Thailand compose the Burmese python’s habitat.
It has been slaughtered to supply the world leather market, as well as for folk medicines and captured for the pet trade. In recent years, extensive captive breeding has lessened the animals threat but unauthorized release of pet Burmese pythons in the Everglades has introduced an invasive species into a fragile environment.