Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

East African Green Mamba


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Dendroaspis angusticeps
PROFILE:

East African green mambas camouflage perfectly with the leaves of the trees in which they like to hang out. They are arboreal, or tree-dwelling, and use their camouflage not for protection but for hiding from their prey. Like all mambas, they are venomous and use this venom to kill their food items, which include small birds, lizards, and rodents.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Reptile, Squamata (snakes and lizards); venomous
NATIVE TO:
east Africa
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Not listed by IUCN
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 14+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary
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