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Gaboon viper
Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Gaboon Viper

This poisonous snake, Bitis gabonia, hails from East and West Africa. Its venomous bite can kill a full-grown person within 15 minutes. Luckily, very few people have ever been killed by this beautiful snake.

Reptiles and amphibians at the Zoo

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