An Egyptian cobra escaped recently from the Bronx Zoo in New York, prompting a wide search and a twitter feed purportedly written by the cobra itself, keeping the public updated on its whereabouts. Did you know that king cobras can live 20 years? Find more cobra facts below and see who wins in an encounter between a cobra and a mongoose:
- King Cobra fact page on Nationalgeographic.com. How venomous are king cobras? How big can they grow?
- Short videos: cobra vs. mongoose, cobra mating and birth, cobra vs. monitor lizard, a baby cobra’s first hunt.
- Short Video on our KIDS website of spectacled cobras hatching.