Two giants native to southeast Asia and India

The reticulated python and the Timor python are the two species that make up the genus. These two snakes are both enormous creatures. The reticulated python holds the record for being the longest snake in the world. It is also one of Earth’s three snakes that weigh the most. Grasslands and open woodlands are where you’ll typically find these snakes.

The majority of the time, they are known to prey on local bird and mammal species. The reticulated python is an important factor in rodent prey management in areas close to farms and grasslands. The reticulated python population appears to be steady. However, the Timor python is currently “Vulnerable” on the IUCN red list.