Tuesday, December 28, 2010


The anaconda is the biggest snake in the world, and famous, very little peoples are known about its life and history. Whenever I started to try study about anaconda then I didn’t get more information about anaconda. I found some interesting knowledge about anaconda.    

Due to the skin and environment poverty its numbers have declined in places  where anacondas are not protected.  In an effort to protect this species, began the Anaconda Project in 1992, with the aim to learn the basic aspects of the anaconda’s biology in order to create guidelines for its protection and possible management.

At first, to work with anacondas seemed like a difficult challenge that could not overcome. However, the chose to work in the llanos where the strong dry season makes the animals much easier to find and catch and learned how to find, catch, and restrain them in the field. The areas of my research are: population dynamics, habitat use and mobility, diet preferences, predation of adults and juveniles, mating system and reproduction; however I have collected information on a large number of other fields of the life of the animals.
 Among the many aspects that I have learned in a casual way from the snake, just by following them for so long is the presence of cannibalism, how often they are wounded by their own prey, the possibility that they can attack a human being.  I have also learned several tricks to work with them such as how to measure, how to implant a transmitter on them with 777minimun distribution of the behavior, among many others. My ultimate goal is to learn all the secrets of the life history of the animal and get a more first-hand knowledge of it. 
        We gathered worth of data catching and processing more than 900 animals and with more than 170 recaptures. I have followed with radio transmitter more than 38 animals, collected more than 100 diet samples, I have also found 51 breeding aggregations and studied the mating, pregnancy and delivery of more than 47 females. With the information  gathered I hope to develop a management plan for the conservation of the species and the area in general.

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