There are almost 3,000 known species of snakes, and they live in almost every area of the planet except the coldest regions and Ireland and New Zealand. These reptiles also inhabit a wide variety of habitats, from oceans to deserts and plains to mountains. Three hundred...
Some children's books about snakes include "Snakes!" from TIME for Kids, "SeeMore Readers Giant Snakes" fromSeymour Simon and "Slinky, Scaly, Slithery Snakes" by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. There are also a number of books that focus on particular kinds of snakes, such as V...
Although snakes are cold-blooded and depend on the environment to regulate their body temperature, they are found on every continent save Antarctica. There are over 3,000 species of snake.
Snakes are reptiles. Their closest relatives are the lizards, and the two belong to the same subgroup: Squamata. One feature that snakes share with other reptiles is the production of eggs that contain a thin outer covering called the amnion, which allows them to lay eg...
Activities for kids that center on snakes are available at Kidzone.ws and ArtistsHelpingChildren.org. Kidsone.ws features snake riddles, songs, poems, a snake book with a printable template that children can fold and color, a snake picture book and a worksheet to write ...
Python snakes are constrictors, have special heat-sensing organs and can grow up to 33 feet long. Pythons live in a range of habitats throughout Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia including grasslands, swamps, rain forests and woodlands.
Several species of snakes, including Cropan’s boa, Ramsay’s python and the Round Island boa, are endangered as of 2014. The short-nosed and leaf-scaled sea snakes that live in the coral reefs surrounding Australia are also critically endangered.