5 Interesting Facts About King Cobras

King Cobra

This is a king cobra looking scary

Today I want to write about a really cool snake that can stand as tall as a person, the king cobra.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These huge snakes grow up to 5.8 metres long, making them the longest venomous snake in the world.
  2. King cobras mostly eat other snakes, although they also eat lizards, rodents and birds.
  3. These guys are quite secretive, but when threatened they rear up to the height of a grown person, show their fangs, spread their hood and make a strange growling sound.  Their venom is very toxic and they are capable of giving a fatal bite to humans.
  4. At breeding time, female king cobras are very protective.  They lay 20-50 eggs in a nest of twigs and leaves.  They guard the eggs whilst the rotting leaves incubate the eggs.  The brightly coloured babies are about 50 cm long and are fully venomous.
  5. King cobras are found in forests throughout southern Asia.  Despite their large range they are considered vulnerable to extinction due to hunting and habitat loss.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about king cobras?

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