King Cobra - largest living animals earth - Factins


  • King Cobra – Ophiophagus hannah, also known as hamadryad.
  • They can grow up to (5 – 7 m) 20 feet.
  • Well grown they weigh about 15 to 25 kg.
  • The males tend to be thicker around and to be longer than female.
  • They also feature a wide head will be very large overall.
  • King cobra color mostly will be Olive green with black and tan.
  • King cobra is one of the fastest moving snakes in the world.
  • It will be very beautiful and attractive in look.
  • It is having one of the longest forked tongues of all snake species.
  • This snakes has very good vision. They are able to identify prey that is up to 300 feet away from them.
  • This snakes are highly aggressive and will give hissing sounds and hold the head up high when they are going to strike.
  • King cobra snake inhabits around the areas of India and Asia.
  • They live in locations that offer a thick forest region and hardly to identify.
  • They will do most of their hunting at night.
  • After mating she will start to create eggs in her body. She will spend some time finding a location that offers heat for the eggs to be incubated.
  • She also wants a place that is well hidden from various predators. Piles of leaves are common places where such eggs are deposited. They can have from 20 to 40 of them at a time.
  • The Mongoose is one of the main predators of the King Cobra in the wild.
  • Various types of birds including Hawks and Eagles can also be a threat to them.
  • Humans are main threat to the King Cobra. They destroy the natural habitat to make it for their own benefits.
  • Venomous Bite or Danger to Humans. Human will get die within one hour from bite.
  • This is one of the most dangerous of all snakes in the world.
  • The pain is unbearable and unlike anything you have experienced before.
  • The King Cobra has a very long striking distance.
  • In a matter of seconds they can strike several feet from where they are located.
  • In most cases this king cobra bite over and over again in a matter of seconds.
  • The King Cobra snake is shy by nature and will avoid humans at all costs, But if you get make him angry, You are dead.
  • They also possess an excellent eyesight enabling them to detect moving prey from almost 300 feet (100 m) away.
  • They deliver in a single bite, up to 0.2 ounces (seven milliliters) of a fluid, is enough to kill 20 people or even an elephant, Imagine Yourself !!.
  • Its venom is designed to attack the victim nervous system.
  • A king cobra bite causes instant pain, vertigo, blurred vision and paralysis and soon after the respiratory and cardiovascular system , finally coma and result in death in 1 hour.
  • Its advanced smelling and eyesight capabilities, makes him ‘The King’.
  • It is very active and alert than any other snake on the planet.
  • It reacts immediately and impressively to movements by rearing up one third of his body and focusing on the source of action.
  • In India, people claim that the King Cobra has an exceptional memory.
  • One myth claims that this snake can remember the image of a cobra killer. He then uses that memory of that image to hunt down the killer, in revenge.
  • The King has flexible jaws that can move independently, enabling him to swallow animals that are even larger than himself.
  • King cobra will have no scary to eat species, it will eat any variety of snakes that cross his path.
  • His favorites are small pythons and rat snakes, all kind of poisonous snakes.
  • Surprisingly it will eat its own kind as well.
  • The king cobra facts is this will usually hunt small mammals, lizards and birds.
  • King Cobras are the only snakes in the world that build a nest for their children.
  • This cobra will produce around 20-40 eggs.
  • The incubation time will last between 60-90 days.
  • Once the egg start to hatch, female cobra leave the nest.
  • Because female cobra’s inner temptation makes her to eat her babies. Female leave so fast to search her food outside. Sensational !!.
  • Baby king cobra are usually very nervous during their first few weeks, so if disturbed they might become extremely aggressive.
  • This cobras are shy. They will run and hide when people are around.
  • The King Cobra can be found across the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, as well as the southern areas of East Asia and in islands such as Java and Borneo, and also in Northern Africa.
  • This Snake Habitat mainly includes the plains and dense rain-forests.
  • In India, the King Cobras have been placed under the Wildlife Protection Act.
  • A six years imprisonment will be applied to anyone who kills a King.
  • This species usually live an average lifespan of 20 years.
  • They are celebrated in various myths and legends, and even depicted in sculptures on temple walls.
  • They are excellent climber in trees and hills.
  • Off course king cobra’s are super swimmer as well, They live in forests near streams.

Interesting fact about King Cobra :

  • King cobra snake is the most poisoned snake in India.
  • King cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world.


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