The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a large elapid endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia. It is threatened by habitat destruction and has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2010. It is the world’s longest venomous snake. Adult king cobras are 3.18 to 4 m (10.4 to 13.1 ft) long on average. The longest known individual measured 5.85 m (19.2 ft). It is the sole member of the genus Ophiophagus. It preys chiefly on other snakes and occasionally on some other vertebrates, such as lizards and rodents. It is a highly venomous and dangerous snake when agitated or provoked that has a fearsome reputation in its range, although it is typically shy and avoids confrontation with humans when possible. The king cobra is a prominent symbol in the mythology and folk traditions of India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. It is the national reptile of India.
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17 Most Dangerous and venomous snakes in the world
Snakes are found across the world. Among over 3,000 species of snakes, around 600 are venomous. Thankfully, the chances of running into such dangerous snakes are low. Below, you can find the list of the most dangerous and venomous snakes in the world. These snakes live primarily in tropical regions- North America, South America, Africa,…