Butterfly Viper

Butterfly Viper

The butterfly viper is viviparous, giving live birth to 6-38 offspring at the start of the rainy season in March and April.

The butterfly viper is a viviparous animal, giving live birth to 6-38 young.

In West Africa, the butterfly gives birth at the start of the rainy season in March and April. In eastern Africa, the breeding season is indefinite.

Young butterfly vipers are approximately 18-25 centimeters, or 7-10 inches, brilliantly colored, and venomous.


Image | © Jonathan Kolby, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Sources | (Rogers, 2000; Spawls, Howell, Drewes, & Ashe, 2004; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2018)

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