Reticulated python has a striking pattern comprising zig-zag arrangement of black lines interspersed with yellow-brown and dark brown or medium grey patches, with minor areas of white. The head is elongated with dark line down the middle and the eyes are orange with vertical pupils. This species has a broad range across southeastern Asia, including Myanmar, Phillipines and Malaysia.
Reticulated pythons are polyandrous species where females also have several male counterparts mate with them in a single season. They are oviparous, with females laying 25 to 80 eggs that they will incubate for 80 to 90 days. During the incubation time, the mothers go through a fasting period and will produce muscular shivers to raise the temperature of the eggs during the cooler period. Pythons reproduce depending on climate change and need to be rich in prey for females to produce offspring.
The largest recorded Reticulated python in a zoological environment was 28.5 feet long and about 320 pounds. They are an excellent swimmer, smaller individuals will readily take water when disturbed, by swimming quickly down into the depth. The Reticulated pythons are nearly deaf and have poor eyesight. The python relies on their senses of smell and touch and its ability to sense vibration and heat to gain information about their environment.
Cuvier’s Dwarf Caimans have body armor on both dorsal and ventral sides. Adults are brownish-black with a dark brown head and have irises of the eyes are chestnut brown. Cuvier’s Dwarf Caimans are carnivores mainly feed on fish, amphibians, small mammals, or birds which they catch in the water or on land. Males grow about 1.3 meters to 1.5 meters while the females grow to 1 to 2 meters. They can reach a mass of about 6 to 7 kg.
Cuvier’s Dwarf Caimans are polygynous which means that one male mates with multiple females in a single breeding season. Courtship and copulation take place at the end of the dry season. The males are seen to lift their heads high and hold their tails almost vertically out of the water. Males released roar like sound and these noises indicate the actual complexity of mating ritual within this species. The females lay clutches of 10 to 25 eggs and the incubation period last around 90 days.
Cuvier’s Dwarf Caimans are very important for their ecosystem because they maintain a healthy balance of organisms. In their absence, fish such as piranhas might dominate the environment. Fascinating facts, when they threaten, this species may inflate its body to exaggerate size and begin to hiss defensively.
There are many Things to do in Langkawi Wildlife Park and here are a few that you should not miss. Interaction with Raccoon is a daily program in Langkawi Wildlife Park. There are around 8 Raccoons in Langkawi Wildlife Park which you can feed the Raccoonsthrough the feeding hole along their enclosure. Among those Raccoons there are 3 individuals that would love to mingle around with you. Interaction with Raccoons in Langkawi Wildlife Park is a daily program that happen at 10:00am and 3:00pm. Do not miss out the chance to Interact with the Raccoons only at Langkawi Wildlife Park.
Budgerigars Feeding is one of the best if not the best experience that you can ever get with animals. You must be thinking how on earth a simple Budgerigars Feeding would be the best experience in the world. Well, Budgerigars Feeding in Langkawi Wildlife Park is different than other where the Budgerigars will fly up to your palm and feed on it. You can enjoy Budgerigars Feeding all day long in Langkawi Wildlife Park.
It is a norm for people to be afraid of the reptiles especially Snakes. In Langkawi Wildlife Park we help you to conquer your fear of Snake. There are two type of Snakes in Langkawi Wildlife Park, being the Burmese Python and the Reticulated Python. You can try to feel, touch or even hold a Burmese Python in your hands when you visit Langkawi Wildlife Park everyday on 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Do you know what symbolize Langkawi? Well, Brahminy Kite is the answer. The word Langkawi actually derives from two local words, where “Lang” came from the word “Helang” which means Eagle, the Brahminy Kite and “Kawi” stands for reddish brown. Braminy Kite has long been the symbol of Langkawi and what is better than having a picture with the Symbol to show the world that you have visited Langkawi. You can come and have photos with Brahminy Kite everyday at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Have you actually notice just how cute the Rabbits are? There is a place called Rabbitland in Langkawi Wildlife Park where you will be surrounded with a large number of Rabbits just waiting for you to feed and pet them. Oh, Rabbits food are sell separately at RM3 per pack, just in case you want to feed them.
These are some of the Things to do in Langkawi Wildlife Park but keep in mind that there are more animals awaiting for you to feed and interact with. Do not forget to visitor our facebook page and purchase ticket at here.