gigantic new species of snakes found in the Amazon

According to reports, Amazon rainforest biologists found the largest snake.Waorani tribe encouraged University of Queensland team to search Ecuadorian Amazon for unrecorded northern green anaconda (Eunectes akayima), “rumoured to be the largest in existence,” scientists said.

Professor Bryan Fry of the University of Queensland said the team paddled down the river system with the hunters for 10 days in Baihuaeri Waorani Territory's Bameno region and found many anacondas waiting for victims.

Anacondas, large, non-venomous constricting snakes, live near water in warm South America.“The size of these magnificent creatures was incredible – one female anaconda we encountered measured an astounding 6.3 metres (20.7 feet) long,” Fry said of the teammates' find.

Additionally, the group mentioned that they had heard rumors of sightings of snakes in the region, with a reported length of 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) and a weight of 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).

The UK Natural History Museum says the heaviest green anaconda ever recorded weighed 227 kilos (500 pounds). It was 8.43 meters (27.7 feet) long and 1.11 meters (3.6 feet) wide.

Reticulated pythons are longer, frequently over 6.25 meters (20.5 feet), but lighter.However, researchers found that the newly discovered northern green anaconda species separated from the southern one about 10 million years ago and differs genetically by 5.5%.

The scientists then compared the DNA of the green anaconda to other specimens to determine their ecosystem health as an indicator species and cautioned that the Amazon is under intense threat.

"the deforestation of the Amazon basin as a result of agricultural expansion has resulted in an estimated 20-31 percent loss of habitat, which may impact up to 40 percent of its forests by the year 2050."

uncommon animals such as the anaconda, which are found in habitats that are extremely rare, are under danger due to the loss of their habitat, forest fires, drought, and climate change.

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