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Royal Python

Royal Pythons at the Agricultural Science Unit

Python regius

Royal pythons originate from regions in central and western Africa. Some cultural traditions and religions also found in those areas, particularly in the country of Nigeria, believed Royal pythons were sacred and never harmed them.

Like fingerprints or snowflakes, every Royal python’s pattern is just a little different! Their coloring and patterns are meant to help them blend into their surroundings but there can be quite a bit of variation among individual snakes.

Royal pythons are the smallest python found on the African continent and one of the smallest python species in the world. 

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Common Name : Royal Python

Scientific Name : Python regius

Type : Reptile

Diet : Carnivore

Avarage Life Span in Captivity :  20 - 30 years

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Size: 4 - 5ft 

Weight : 1.8 and 2.5kg

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These snakes are called ball pythons because of their defensive posture of coiling into a tight ball with their heads protected in the center of the coil.