Watch closely and you’ll see our Dumeril’s ground boas exactly where their name suggests – on the ground. Their brown, tan and black patterned skin provides great camouflage in the dead leaves on the ground of their native forest habitat, so you might need to take a second look to spot them. 

Conservation Status

Source: IUCN

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At a Glance

Scientific Name

Acrantophis dumerili




Length of 1.8 - 2.1 m (5.9 - 6.9 ft.)

Conservation Status

Least Concern


Dry forest and thorn bush.


Small mammals and birds.