Boa Constrictor sponsorship comes with:
The fee for sponsoring an animal is based on a 3 month contribution to provide food, heating and enclosure maintenance, animal husbandry costs and veterinary fees for your favourite animals. You will also be assisting ongoing conservation projects at Exmoor Zoo.
You will receive
- An sponsorers certificate
- A complimentary zoo admission ticket for two people to visit the zoo (value £29.90 as of 2019)
- A name plaque in our tunnel of fame for one year
- A photograph of your favourite animal
- Periodic zoo news updates
Any individual Zoo Animal can be sponsored.
If this is a gift please note this in delivery instructions and use the delivery address to send the adoption package t
The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), also called the red-tailed boa or the common boa, is a species of large, non-venomous, heavy-bodied snake that is frequently kept and bred in captivity. The boa constrictor is a member of the family Boidae, found in tropical South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its color pattern is highly variable yet distinctive. Nine subspecies are currently recognized, although some of these are controversial. This article focuses on the species Boa constrictor as a whole, and on the nominate subspecies B. c. constrictor.
Though all boids are constrictors, only this species is properly referred to as a "boa constrictor" – a rare instance of an animal having the same common English name and scientific binomial name. (Another such animal is the extinct theropod dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.)
All subspecies are referred to as "boa constrictors," and are part of a diverse group of New World boas referred to as "red-tailed" boas, comprising species of both boa constrictor and boa constrictor imperator. Within the exotic pet trade, it is also known as a "BCC," an abbreviation of its scientific name, to distinguish it from other boa species such as B. c. imperator or "BCI."
Other common names include chij-chan (Mayan), jiboia (Latin American), and macajuel (Trinidadian).