This photo was taken atÂ NANDANKANAN Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
- Common Names: King Cobra
- Scientific Names: Ophiophagus hannah
- Distinctive Characters: It is the longest venomous land snake. Grow upto 5-7 meter in length weight (20 kg). Venom is neurotoxin.
- Size, Identification: King Cobra lifts one third of its body off the ground, makes a hood and hisses loudly when threatened.
- Habit: Venomous snake, Excellent swimmer.
- Habitat: Mountains region of India, South China, Malaysia. Prefer to live in areas dotted with lakes and streams, mangroves.
- Food: Feeds on other snakes
- Breeding: Make nests for laying eggs.
- Status: Schedule – 1 of Wildlife (Protection) Act.
(Source: display board)