Baron's green racer

Philodryas baroni

Fascinating Facts

Physical Characteristics

Baron’s green racers are usually green in color, but some blue and brown colored individuals have been observed. They have black stripes that run down the length of their body. Adults are between 60 – 70 inches in length and males are smaller than females. They have rear fangs and an upturned “snout.”


Baron’s green racers are primarily arboreal and are found in forests and savanna woodlands in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. They feed on small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Social Behavior

They are oviparous, which means that they lay eggs. They are active during the daytime. When frightened, they will emit a foul-smelling substance to deter predators.

Status In The Wild

Not yet assessed by IUCN

Location in the Zoo

South American Tropical Rainforest and Aviary

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