Indian King cobra snake belongs to the Ophiophagus Genus and is scientifically known as Ophiophagus Hannah. It is believed to be the largest poisonous terrestrial snake, measuring upto 5.7 m in length. However, the weight of a King cobra rarely exceeds 44 lb (20 kg). The venom of a king cobra is capable of killing a human being, with the mortality rate being as high as 75%. Even though the name suggest otherwise, King cobra is not of the same Genus as the other cobras.
The king cobra of India is a shy and lonesome creature, which prefers
to lead an isolated life. It tries to avoid contact with humans as far
King Cobra prefers Indian habitats that are strewn with lakes and
King Cobra inhabits India, southern China, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Philippines and the dense highland forests of southeastern Asia.
King Cobra snake is still not listed as an endangered species by the
King Cobra of India survives on a diet consisting mainly of other
snakes, which are mostly non-poisonous. It may also eat small
vertebrates, such as lizards.
Facts about Indian King Cobra