Photo by Joel Sartore
Scientific Name: Python regius
Ball pythons receive their name for the action of "balling," when they form a tight ball with their head at the center.
- Size: Length: 39 to 71 inches
- Diet: Rodents
- Habitat: Grasslands and open forests
- Range in the Wild: Central Africa
Listed as Least Concern. This species has a large range and can adapt to many habitats.
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