The Atlantic Forest is pretty wild. This tropical locale south of Brazil is absolutely massive; really the kind of place you can lose yourself in. And that’s exactly what the Cropan’s tree boa did!
For the first time in over 60 years this elusive snake has been observed in the wild. In case you were wondering the last recorded sighting was in 1953. Biologists are excited at the prospect of getting to learn more about this mysterious creature. If not for a few collected specimens in the 50’s the boa may have even been considered extinct. In all those years zoologists have only ever encountered about 5 specimens, all dead. Following protocol, this endangered snake was radio tagged by the University of São Paulo Museum of Zoology and released back into the wild.
For more of this incredible creature check out video below.