Kenyan Sand Boa

Gongylophis colubrinus

Reptile | Northern and Eastern Africa

Animal Info

Sand boas will burrow and hide in holes to camouflage themselves and emerge at night to hunt. Similar to constrictors, they will suffocate their prey by pulling it into sand.


In the wild: Small mammals

At the Zoo: Mice


Desert and sand dunes

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) — least concern