|Scientific Name||Dendroaspis angusticeps|
Common mamba, East African green mamba, green mamba, white-mouthed mamba
Eastern Green Mamba Description
- When threatened the eastern green mamba flattens its neck.
- It has relatively long fang-like solid teeth.
- Young mambas at birth have got as much venom as that of adults.
- Eastern green mambas are extremely quick in trees.
- They are excellent climbers.
- They are the smallest of all mambas.
Size & Weight
- TOTAL-LENGTH: (Male) 1.8 meters (5.9 ft) (Female) 2.0 meters (6.6 ft)
- TAIL: 0.45 meters
- LENGTH: 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in)
Tropical rainforests, montane forest, coastal bush, dune; altitude 1,500 meters (4,900 ft)
Tanzania, eastern Zimbabwe, South Africa, eastern Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, southern Natal, Malawi, Zanzibar, northern Pondoland
Birds, rodents, eggs, sombre greenbul, lizards
4 – 17 eggs
April and June
October and November
65 x 35 mm
10 – 12 weeks
14 – 18 years
Mongoose, genets, hornbills, snake eagles
Solitary, arboreal, diurnal
74 degree Fahrenheit