Baja came to Turtle Bay in December 2011 as a sub-adult.
About Rosy Boas
Species: Lichanura trivirgata
Range: Southwestern United States, including Arizona and southern California, Baja and Sonoran Mexico
Habitat: Being a sand boa, they live in very rocky, dry habitats. Spend most of their time avoiding heat by hiding in crevices and underground; great at burrowing.
Diet: Mostly small mammals, like pack rats, deer mice, and kangaroo rats, sometimes lizards or small birds.
Size: They average about 3 feet; up to 6 feet in parts of Coastal California
Lifespan: The rosy boa can reach 15-20 years in the wild, 30 or more years in captivity.
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