King Cobra: “king of snakes”
Nicknamed as “king of snakes”, the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the longest and one of the most poisonous snakes on earth, which makes it the deadliest. It’s found from forests of southern and earthen India to all over Bangladesh, Burma to Southeast Asia and Philippines. The snake has an average length of 9-13ft and can grow up to 18ft and weight 6kg. It has a slender long olive green or black body with pale yellow cross marks and beautiful spiral pattern on the back of its head. The underpart of the body is yellow, pale yellow or cream coloured. The female is shorter than the male and juveniles are black. Besides taking other animals as food, the snake also eats other snakes.