Baby Playing With Cobra Snake in India
Cobra (binomial nomenclature: Ophiophagus hannah) is in the family Elapidae snakes (they Cobra) distributed mainly in tropical forests stretching from India to Southeast Asia. This is the longest venomous snake in the world, with a maximum length recorded in the wild is 7 m.
Although the word “cobra” in the common name of this species in the genus Naja, but they do not (read real cobra). This is the only species in the genus Ophiophagus. Prey of king cobra snakes are mostly different, even snakes are cannibalistic. When prey mainly scarce, king cobra will eat a few small vertebrate species such as lizards, rodents.
Cobra is considered dangerous and fearsome species in their home range, although snakes are not actively attack humans. The king cobra is worshiped in many different cultural beliefs, especially in the Hindu culture in the Indian subcontinent.
The average length of adult snakes reach about 3 to 4 meters (9.8 to 13.1 ft), while the average weight of about 6 kg (13 lb). Historically, the longest specimen known stored at London zoo, developed length around 5.6 to 5.7 m (18 to 19 ft) before euthanased due to booming right time Second World War. In 1951, the most severe form of wild animals are the royal club captured the island nation of Singapore, which weighs 12 kg (26 lb) and length of 4.8 m (15.7 ft). By the year 1972, a captive specimen even heavier other is kept at the Zoological Park in New York, measuring 12.7 kg weight (28 lb) and length of 4.4 m (14.4 ft ).
Even today the maximum length was recorded in this snake species in the wild is 7 m (23 ft), and weighing up to 30 kg (66 lb), data is recorded at the Ghats Mountains west India. Cobra is sexually dimorphic species in terms of size, the males reach larger sizes than females. The length and volume of this species depends on habitat and a few other factors. Despite great size, king cobra is very agile and flexible. Compared with some other poisonous snakes, such as rattlesnakes eastern diamond back spots and Gaboon Viper, often much shorter than with Cobra, but the body is quite bulky, are competing with solid numbers cobra and the average weight is the best report on the maximum weight