Natural History Museum Of Zimbabwe

Arnoldia Zimbabwe Vol 9(13) 1984 AKESTER J. Further observations on the breeding of the Gaboon viper (Bitis g. gabonica) in captivity (Serpentes Viperidae). p 217-222

On 16 March 1984 in Harare, Zimbabwe a captive female Gaboon vipe,r Bitis gabonica gabonica, gave birth to a litter of 38 young. Details of courtship behaviour, mating, gestation and parturition are provided, together with a review of some other recorded births in Southern Africa.

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