Thailand Snake News: Rare Gold Python Bred in Captivity

Molur bivittatus, (Thailand Gold Python) a very rare snake bred in captivity in Nakhon si Thammarat
Ultra rare snake in Thailand – Python molurus bivittatus grows to 6 meters by 5 years old. Has 20-50 eggs in gestation for 2 months and then once layed, hatch in another 2 months.

In Nakhon si Thammarat there is a zoo – and they’ve just successfully bred a very rare snake – the Thai Gold Python (Python molur bivittatus) – in captivity. There are 30 young pythons that will be distributed across the nation of Thailand.

The article (below) says-  “The “gold Thai python” once lived in dry evergreen forests in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Prachin Buri and Sa Kaew.”

Some are calling this a Burmese Python I believe – unless there is another species that looks very similar.

I’ve never even heard of this snake – apparently they are quite rare.

There are a LOT of cool snakes in Nakhon Si Thammarat though – at the national park there. If you get a chance – head on over there after seeing Khao Sok – the ultimate wildlife park in Thailand for snakes, any kind of reptile, bird, or animal in the wild.

There are over 200 species of snakes in Thailand – come on a herping trip and see some!

Litter of Rare Thailand Snakes - Python molur-bivittatus
Another photo of the litter – from the Nakhon si Thammarat zoo.