Virgin Islands Boa

Epicrates Monensis Granti

Scientific Name

Virgin Islands Boa:  
Epicrates Monensis Granti

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Located primarily in the Virgin islands, this boa can also be found in parts of Puerto Rico.

Natural Habitat

The Virgin Islands boa prefers residing in dry forest regions as well as mangroves.

Physical Characteristics

  • Reaching a maximum of 4 ft in length, the Virgin Islands boa is light-brown in color with a cream colored underbelly speckled with grayish-brown markings.

Quick Facts

  1. The Virgin Islands boa consumes primarily Anole lizards but has occasionally been seen eating mice.

Exhibit

Education Department

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered: The Virgin Islands Boa is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Diet

Omnivore

The Virgin Islands boa consumes primarily Anole lizards but has ocassionally been seen eating mice.