Cisarua Safari Park has new inhabitant

Cisarua Safari Park has new inhabitant

Anaconda snake (snake-images.blogspot.com)

... anaconda together with hundreds of water snakes are exhibited to the visitors in cages near the Elephant Plaza..."
Bogor (ANTARA News) - The Taman Safari Indonesia, a park where wild animals set loose has new inhabitant the anaconda snake (Eunectes murinus) from Amazon, South America, to highlight the Chinese New Year of the Snake.

The child anaconda is put in a cage for exhibition in the park, in Cisarua, in the Bogor regency, some 80 kilometers south of Jakarta.

The snake will reach a length of up to 11 meters after it has grown up in age, Taman Safari director Jansen Manangsang said here on Monday.

People visiting the park which is controlled by keepers including animal tamers, are told to remain their cars.

The park spokesman Yulius H Suprihardo said the snake was brought in to coincide with the Chinese new year of 2,564 called Year of the Snake.

Yulius said anaconda together with hundreds of water snakes are exhibited to the visitors in cages near the "Elephant Plaza" .

Anaconda, which spends most of its time in water is placed in a big aquarium with red ornaments that dominate the colors of the symbols of the Chinese new year celebrations.

Yullius said Chinese believe the snake will bring luck to those watching it. 

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