Green Tree Python
|Geographical Range||Northeastern Australia and New Guinea|
|Scientific Name||Morelia viridis|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
With its camouflaging color and powerful, agile body, this species is well adapted for life in the trees. It hunts mostly at night. Sensory pits in its upper lip detect the body heat of warm-blooded prey. Hatchling green tree pythons are a vivid yellow, gold, or orange, and only become green as they mature.