Death of World’s Longest Snake would be really bad news for true snake lovers. Ohio zoo officials said that the longest snake in the world living in captivity has died. “Workers found the 24-foot python Wednesday morning dead from an apparent tumor” said The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Fluffy, Longest Snake in the world had smashed Guinness World Record as the longest snake living in captivity. Fluffy was about as long as a moving van and thickness was as a telephone pole, and weighed 300 pounds.
The 18-year-old Fluffy, reticulated python had attracted large crowds since the day zoo got it in 2007.
Reticulated pythons are usually known for the cross-hatching patterns on their skin and average 10 to 20 feet long. The largest recorded one was 32 feet, 9 1/2 inches long when it was killed in 1912 in Indonesia.