Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, a realistic replica of the world’s largest snake is on exhibit at Mobius Science Center. The Smithsonian exhibit features a full-scale model of Titanoboa, casts of the original fossil vertebrae, and clips from the Smithsonian Channel documentary; it delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile.
Discovered in a Colombian coal mine, scientists uncovered the 60 million-year-old remains of the largest snake in the history of the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. In the era after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, scientists believe that the colossal snake is related to modern boa constrictors and could crush and devour a crocodile! It is believed that this massive predator thrived in a hot tropical climate from which the South American rainforest emerged.