King cobra – Longest Venomous Snake in the World

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the largest venomous snake in the world. The King Cobra snake is also perhaps the most dangerous snake in the world where humans are concerned. Under conditions of high prey availability they can reach a length of 18.5 feet. Several people die from the bite of the King Cobra each year. A King Cobra can even kill an elephant.

King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae.

King cobra is not a true cobra of the genus Naja, and instead belongs to a unique genus Ophiophagus

King cobra is world’s longest venomous snake (5.6 to 5.7 m)

King cobra skin is either olive-green, tan, or black, and it has faint, pale yellow cross bands down the length of the body.

King cobra is mainly found around

King cobra
King cobra in defensive position

the areas of India and Asia

King cobras are able to detect moving prey almost 100 m (330 ft) away.

The venom of the king cobra consists primarily of neurotoxins, known as the haditoxin

King cobra’s head is broad and flattened, while the neck features a narrow hood, which can be extended when individuals feel threatened

King cobra also known ashamadryad.

King cobra is a dangerous snake that has a fearsome reputation in its range

 

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