IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Western Gaboon Viper

About the Western Gaboon Viper

West African Gaboon Vipers have a triangular head and distrinct horn-like scales above their nostrils. The color of their ridged scales vary from brown to purple, and they have an intricate symmetrical design pattern along their body that resembles a line of yellow hourglasses. They primarily eat small mammals, rodents, ground-dwelling birds, frogs, and toads.

Did you know?

Western Gaboon Vipers are venomous – venomous animals inject venom through their fangs when they bite, which can damage living tissue and even be fatal in some cases for humans