Beating Heart of a Baby Elegant Pit Viper

Published January 3, 2019 32 Views

Rumble / Wild WildlifeOccurred on January 1, 2019 / Converse, Texas, USA

Info from Licensor: "In this video, you can see the beating heart of a hatchling elegant pit viper. Elegant pit vipers are a species of snake native to Japan and the surrounding islands. The thing that makes this baby and its litter mates special is that they are the first of their kind to be bred and successfully hatched out in captivity in the United States. Elegant pit viper venom as well the venom from other species of snakes is being tested regularly and scientists are finding many valuable and life-saving applications."