Animals & Attractions

We currently have one male Taiwan beauty snake on display at Edinburgh Zoo

Location in the Zoo

He can be found in the tank next to the binturong enclosure near the Mansion House.

In the Wild

The Taiwan beauty snake (Elaphe taeniura friesei) is a semi-arboreal snake that is found in Taiwan. They are one of several subspecies of beauty rat snakes. Their average length is about 5–7 feet (1.5–2.1 m).

They are mainly yellowish-brown to olive in colour with the tops of the head and neck one singular colour. They have two round black spots all the way down their back. From each eye there is a dark stripe, which goes back to the corners of their mouth. 

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