Conservation Status: Not Listed
Size: Can grow to between 10 -12 feet but can also reach as much as 18 feet long and weigh as much as 20 pounds.
Range: S to SE Asia
Habitat: Forests, open area, areas around bodies of water.
Diet: Carnivorous; prefers to feed on other snakes.
Breeding: January to April
Nesting: A nest made of branches and leaves at ground level. Cobras can lay between 21-40 eggs.
Notes: Though cobra venom is toxic to humans, a synthetic version of it is commonly used as an ingredient in pain reliever and arthritis medications.
Warnings: Venom is extremely toxic! Death can be caused by respiratory failure!
Description & Behavior
King cobras have a long, sleek, scaly body. Colors vary from tan to yellow to green to black, the underside of the King cobra is light tan to deep yellow.