Wednesday, 20 March 2013

King Cobra

King Cobra

Genus: Ophiophagus

Species: hannah

The King Cobra's biome is the Southeast Asian rainforest. Its habitat are the clearings, bamboo stands, and edges of the forest and it is also commonly found near rivers and swampy areas.
The climate that the King Cobra lives in is rainy and humid. The average temperature is usually 95°F.

The King Cobra can grow up to 12-18 feet. Adults weigh 12-20 pounds. Their fangs can grow a 1/2 inch. Their color is olive, brown, or black. The underbelly is creamy or pale yellow. The King Cobra's generic name means "snake eater."

When the King Cobra is born, its venom is as strong as the adult's venom. The King Cobra mates in January and builds its nest in April. The Cobra starts to mate when it is about four years old. They mate once

a year. They lay 18-50 eggs. When the eggs are laid, it takes 70 to 77 days for the eggs to hatch. When the eggs hatch the young are 12-25 inches in length. Its average life span is about 20 years. Cobras are solitary and the male does not help to raise the young.

The King Cobra forms a hood when it feels threatened. When threatened, it also raises up one third of its length and may sway toward you. It will also sometimes expectorate (spit) in its prey's eyes which stings and will kill rapidly if it gets into the blood stream. The poison is also a special adaptation that paralyzes the nervous system of its prey, which is often larger than itself .The King Cobra is the only snake that builds a nest and guards it until the eggs hatch.

The King Cobra is a carnivore that eats mainly other snakes, but will eat lizards, some frogs, and sometimes small mammals.

Some of the main predators of the King Cobra are humans, the mongoose, and birds of prey. The cobra mainly preys on the other snakes, even venomous ones.

Since the rainforest is being cut down, the King Cobra is put at risk. Wildlife sanctuaries could be created to created to help preserve the habitat.

Some facts about Cobra

1. King Cobra – the largest venomous snakes, it can reach a length of 6 meters.
2. Despite its name,  this cobra is not the case and forms a separate genus.
3. King Cobra – the only snake that eats other snakes, including poisonous one.
4. At the meeting the king cobra is measured by growth. The one that is shorter is ashamed crawls.
5. There bite, can kill an elephant.
6. Like other snakes, they can control the dose of poison. They often bites people without any poison, not spend it on someone whom they don`t want to eat.
7. In king cobra there are Two members.
8. Se*ual  - king cobra can take up to 72 hours.
9. Like most other snakes, they builds the nest and care for children.
10. They say she has an excellent memory and is able to distinguish the one who caught it from all others

Key word : King Cobra,Snakes

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