Photo Release: Baby Kanburian Pit Viper Born at Bronx Zoo

Baby Kanburian Pit Viper Photo
One-week-old baby Kanburian pit viper.

Julie Larsen Maher

  • Kanburian pit vipers live in Thailand’s forests and are arboreal.
  • Adults feed on small mammals and birds, while the young feed mainly on frogs.
  • They can grow to more than two feet long.
  • They do not lay eggs, but give birth to live young.
  • Thailand is home to 319 species of reptiles; at least 175 of them are snakes. Approximately 48 of the snake species are venomous.
Contact: Danna Schoenberg, 718.220.5182 dschoenberg@wcs.org

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