The anaconda is one of the most popular and oldest exhibits in the Senckenberg Natural History Museum Frankfurt. The almost 100-year-old public favorite has impressed several generations.
Starting Feb. 1, however, she will be taking a kind of wellness vacation for a few weeks. Nevertheless, visitors can exchange themselves with her. You can find the address on this page.
For almost 100 years, the over five meter long snake with prey has been a favorite of visitors to the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt.
The great anaconda (Eunectes murinus) has – above a certain size – no natural enemies. It is at the top of the food chain and eats everything that surprises it as a lurking hunter and can overpower it with its immense physical strength and mass. In many places, capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris), the world’s largest rodents, are the main food source of the large constrictor snakes. To devour the meal, the reptile literally pulls its flexible body over the prey with the help of its very mobile jaws. The taxidermist of the time created the unusual arrangement of capybara and the anaconda in the looping phase in coordination with Senckenberg reptile researchers of the time.