Amazon Tree Boa

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Amazon Tree Boa

Amazon Tree BoaOriginal.jpg

Character Data
Japanese Name: アマゾンツリーボア
Romanised Name: Amazontsurīboa
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Corallus hortulanus
Distribution: South Africa
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 20 years
Read More: Amazon Tree Boa
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Amazon Tree Boa Nexon Game

Amazon Tree Boa is a Snake Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Amazon Tree Boa has brown hair tied in two long braids. She has a red, black-orange hoodie with the patterns off her animal species. Her hood is similar to other serpentine Friends', with the sole exception being its closed eyes. She has orange irides with highlights, signaling her animal species is not extinct. She has a white shirt under her body that transitions into a skirt at the bottom - said skirt covers an additional underskirt, which is yellow. She has red socks that go above her knees, with the same pattern as her hoodie, and yellow boots. Like other Friends, she has traits of her animal on her otherwise human body - in her case, that's the tail of an amazon tree boa.

In Real Life

Amazon Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus)

The Amazon tree boa's common names are common tree boa, garden tree boa, macabrel, and Cook's tree boa, while its scientific name is Corallus hortulanus. It is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. No subspecies are currently recognized.

This species has one of the widest ecological niches of any Amazonian snake. This arboreal snake inhabits the lower humid forest and flooded forest of the Amazonia as well as in gallery forests, and it can occur in disturbed areas and even in houses located next to forest patches. Amazon tree boas are also relatively common along rivers. [1]

The Amazon tree boa can bear many different colors and patterns. it can be brown-gray, all red or all yellow. Its livery can have several patterns, from big stains to small ones through the lines etc. Some are even without patterns. The Amazonian boa has long been misclassified and it is for this reason that today many people are still confused. The Amazon tree boa was formerly known as Corallus enydris, and there is still documentation referring to them as such. The worst confusion remains between the Amazon tree boa and the cook boa. For a long time, the cook boa was considered a subspecies of the Amazon tree boa. Even today both are often confused. [2]

Amazon tree boas have been reported to eat birds, bats, frogs, rodents, lizards, and marsupials. These observations suggest that Corallus hortulanus has a broad diet of mainly vertebrate prey. Amazon tree boas hunt at night using their infrared sensitivity or during the day using vision. They are typically ambush hunters, sitting on a branch with the front part of their body hanging in an S-shaped curve from the branch. They can strike at prey that are a surprising distance from themselves. Prey are often pushed off the tree branch as they are struck, in which cases the snake will gather the body in several of its coils. [3]

Corallus hortulanus is a notoriously aggressive species. When approached, it bites and makes an s-coil. When manipulated, it may form into a ball, constrict and rotate its body. However these snakes tend to give some warning of being inclined to bite, and will usually give fairly gentle bites (which can still draw blood) unless they are given reason to give a full strike. The Amazon tree boa (like other arboreal snakes) isn't a good pet for those afraid of frequent bites, which can be quite painful if delivered by an adult specimen.

Amazon tree boas have particularly large infrared pits, which allow them to sense heat well. They also have good eyesight that they use to hunt during the day. [3]

Localized threats may exist (such as deforestation, and persecution because the species looks like a viper), but on a range-wide scale, no major threats are known. The species requires trees to persist, so complete deforestation will eliminate the species. [1]

References

1. "Corallus hortulanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

2. "Corallus hortulanus" by MoOrelia. Reptilia.

3. "Corallus hortulanus". Animal Diversity Web.

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