Which is the longest snake?

The giant reticulated python can measure up to ten metres long. That’s longer than six bicycles standing end to end. No snake could grow longer than 15 metres. It would be too heavy to move.

Amazing! The lizard-like tuatara is the only survivor of a group of reptiles that lived in the time of the dinosaurs. By 65 million years ago, the rest of the group had died out. Only the tuatara was left. Tuataras are only found in New Zealand. Their name means ‘spiny backed’ in the local Maori language.

Is it true? Sea snakes are the most poisonous snakes.

Yes. All sea snakes are poisonous. One of the most poisonous of all is the banded sea snake from around Australia. Its venom is many times stronger than the deadliest land snake. Luckily, this snake rarely bites human beings.

Which is the biggest lizard?

The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard. Males can grow more than three metres long and weigh more than 150 kilograms. These record-breaking reptiles live on a few islands in Indonesia. They are meat-eaters and can swallow deer and pigs whole!

Which reptile lives the longest?

Tortoises live longer than any other animals on land. The oldest tortoise known was a Marion’s tortoise from the Seychelles. When it died in 1918, it was thought to be over 150 years old.

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