A large dark-skinned constricting snake with paler markings and a distinctive pale mark on the crown.
- Genera Python and Morelia, family Pythonidae: several species, including P. sebae of Africa, P. molurus of Asia, and M. amethistina of Australia.
- The African rock python, Africa's largest snake, has been chosen by the Zoo as its Flagship Species for several reasons.
- Some African cultures worshipped rock pythons and considered the killing of one to be a serious crime.
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