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Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:08pm On Feb 20
- The Northern Green Anaconda lives in the Amazon and is as thick as a car tyre
- Incredible footage shows a scientist swimming next to the enormous anaconda


The world's largest snake has been discovered in the Amazon Rainforest - and at 26ft long and weighing 440lbs, it's an absolute whopper.

The Northern Green Anaconda was found by TV wildlife presenter, Professor Freek Vonk, and is as thick as a car tyre.


Despite having a head the size of a human's, it seems Professor Vonk, 40, wasn't scared of getting up close and personal with the snake.

Incredible footage shows the Dutch biologist swimming next to the enormous anaconda.

If you're not a fan of snakes - look away now. The world's largest snake has been discovered in the Amazon Rainforest - and at 26ft long and weighing 440lbs, it's an absolute whopper

Until now, only one species of Green Anaconda - also called the Giant Anaconda - has been recognised in the Amazon.

However, the Northern Green Anaconda has been confirmed as a distinct species in a new study, published in Diversity this month.

'Together with 14 other scientists from nine countries, we discovered that the largest snake species in the world, the green anaconda,' Professor Vonk said.

'As we all know it from movies and stories about giant snakes - are actually two different species.


Incredible footage shows Dutch biologist, Professor Freek Vonk, swimming next to the enormous anaconda

'The green anacondas found in the north of their range in South America - including Venezuela, Suriname, and French Guiana - appear to belong to a completely different species.

'Although they look almost identical at first glance, the genetic difference between the two is 5.5% and that is huge.

'To put this in perspective, humans and chimpanzees are only genetically different from each other by about 2%.'



Until now, only one species of Green Anaconda - also called the Giant Anaconda - has been recognised in the Amazon. However, the Northern Green Anaconda has been confirmed as a distinct species in a new study, published in Diversity this month

The researchers have given the new species the Latin name Eunectes akayima, which means the Northern Green Anaconda.

Despite only just being discovered, the researchers say that the new species is already under threat.

Professor Vonk explained: 'The Amazon region is under severe pressure from climate change and continued deforestation.

'Over a fifth of the Amazon has already disappeared, which is more than 30 times the area of the Netherlands.


'The survival of these iconic giant snakes is inextricably linked to protecting their natural habitat.'

Professor Jesus Rivas, the lead author of the study, explained that he first realised there was more than one species of green anaconda over 15 years ago.

Along with his wife, Dr Sarah Corey-Rivas, they started to analyse samples to look for genetic differences.

However, it took until now to publish their findings.

Professor Rivas said: 'Sarah and I started working on this in 2007 when we first noticed there was a big genetic difference between the Venezuelan samples and some samples from Peru.




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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by illicit(m): 4:37pm On Feb 20
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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by ghiloman28(m): 4:46pm On Feb 20
How many snake una don see. This small snake be biggest kee

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:46pm On Feb 20
Is that all?!
We've seen BIGGER snakes abeg......

(You can edit that to World's Biggest Anaconda)

Cos when you talk about Big Giant Snakes,
Here you have it.....
Over to snake lovers..... ❤️

(Cruising dey sweet sometimes o, tongue,
Gbakoje tins. Internet dey sweet abeg)

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:46pm On Feb 20
MediaBoyfriend:
Snake stew on my mind grin
Na dem,
Dem eat anything and everything strolling, walking, breathing, running on earth.
From fried mosquitoes to Agama lizard eggs.
😉
Gbefun....


Honoredeblazac:
It’s always white people that will discover, handle and tell the world about these things. The black man’s own is to sit down and complain, and claims the world owes him. Daft race.
Or see the snake and the next thing on their mind is how to look for Maggi and ororo to boil and fry the snake and wash it down with palm wine or pure/satchet water.
Heart of a black man.
They abound......

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by englishmart(m): 4:46pm On Feb 20
"World's biggest snake" as if they have gone around the world measuring every giant snake. The snake I saw in Nnewi during Christmas was 3X bigger than that kindergarten snake

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by MediaBoyfriend: 4:46pm On Feb 20
Snake stew on my mind grin

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by blingxx(m): 4:46pm On Feb 20
Where is lala grin

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by osuofia2(m): 4:47pm On Feb 20
Oyibo no get problem. Over here na Hunger wan kill people while Oyinbo de study Snakes. Life sha no balance

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by 82man: 4:47pm On Feb 20
Innocent snake 🤧

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by ATEAMS: 4:47pm On Feb 20
Lala

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Ebukacute(m): 4:47pm On Feb 20
osanobua!!! shocked

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by inoki247: 4:47pm On Feb 20
Lol we don miss Snake thread shocked shocked shocked


Abi dem don kill all the snake finish ni this one snake thread scarce for NL.....

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by EmperorCaesar(m): 4:47pm On Feb 20
Discovery isnt invention

Oyinbo dey try but na one creator don design am for there

For those who do not believe in God, kindly tell me the transition link between the first amphibian to this snake??

What were the ancestors of this snake in the year 1billion BCE

I swear, Atheists dey craze cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Dennisochampa: 4:47pm On Feb 20
Na all these kind rough play make lion go kpuff that oau lecturer so....

Stay away from wild animals..
Animals will always be animals

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Honoredeblazac: 4:48pm On Feb 20
It’s always white people that will discover, handle and tell the world about these things. The black man’s own is to sit down and complain, and claims the world owes him. Daft race.

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by BBIA: 4:48pm On Feb 20
Lalasticlala is back grin

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Angelfrost(m): 4:48pm On Feb 20
So, Hollywood was exaggerating the CGI in those Anaconda movies.

The snake species suppose sue the movie makers for character defamation. lipsrsealed

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by ruggedtimi(m): 4:48pm On Feb 20
Hm

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by saddler: 4:48pm On Feb 20
undecided

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by datola: 4:48pm On Feb 20
A scientist abi snake charmer

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by studycenter: 4:48pm On Feb 20
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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by jiz: 4:49pm On Feb 20
I remember snake swallowing millions from Jamb office. Nigeria is a funny country

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Hezzyluv: 4:49pm On Feb 20
It's really HUGE but can't be the biggest.

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Sunijacks(m): 4:49pm On Feb 20
People sha get mind ooo
Me ain't going near that shit bro
Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Lawalemi(m): 4:50pm On Feb 20
Our black people would be showing us how they were preparing it on fire by now
Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by patomberekpe(m): 4:50pm On Feb 20
NAIRALAND, IT SEEMS YOU PEOPLE DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO POST, YOU GO COPY OLD PHOTOS OF 10YRS AGO.
Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by lonelydora: 4:50pm On Feb 20
Lalasticlala, come o.


We have seen bigger snakes na. This one is not big

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by DiskJokeyManic: 4:50pm On Feb 20
See as dis one hold de snake head like say na him Wrinkled Gbola him hold.....😐😐..... Dis guy go don use Masturbation kill himself tire😐

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Re: Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by JoeEeL(m): 4:50pm On Feb 20
The Amazon is one heck of a wildlife habitat, sheltering a range of divers animals.

It's a shame the Amazon is beginning to shrink and shrink, with Brazil felling trees.

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