GREEN TREE PYTHON
The Brandywine Zoo has one Green Tree Python. Verdi came from Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, an AZA facility in Central Pennsylvania. He was hatched on August 3, 2014.
THREATS & CONSERVATION
This is one of the most common python species in the international pet trade, and is often taken from the wild. The natural color morphs and need for fresh blood lines have resulted in the constant capture of wild specimens for the pet trade. Indigenous people in New Guinea also hunt this species for food.