GREEN TREE PYTHON
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Morelia viridis
HABITAT: Forests of New Guinea and surrounding islands. Small population in Australia.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
One of the most interesting characteristics of the green tree python is that when the young hatch, they look significantly different from the adults, ranging from yellow to red in appearance (ontogenetic coloration). They usually turn to the typical green color of the adults when they are between 6-12 months and this color change does not correspond to shedding of the skin.