King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah


While this impressive snake has a reputation for being aggressive, the king cobra is actually more cautious than many of its smaller relatives. King cobras rarely attack unless they must protect themselves or their eggs.

King cobra in the wild often eat other snake species.
King cobras live in forests and agricultural areas in northern India and southern China.

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The oldest king cobra in Riverbanks care is more than 10 feet in length and nearly 20 pounds.

Visit the king cobra in the Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center.