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King Cobra


Research indicates king cobra has four different evolutionary lineages

October 30, 2021 8:58 pm

Karnataka-based wildlife biologist P Gowri Shankar and team analysed the DNA of king cobras from various regions and discovered that they were not a single species, as believed, but composed of four divergent lineages

Viral video of king cobra 'standing up' during rescue is freaking people out online

September 14, 2021 12:20 pm

The short clip is from an incident has happened last week, when the 14-foot long king cobra was spotted inside the bathroom of a Karnataka home in Belthangady.

Mumbai: King Cobra spotted in Tillari Reserve

July 06, 2021 9:26 am

A video shot by Shubham Dharne, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, shows the reptile feasting on a monitor lizard.

Video of huge King Cobra in Himachal Pradesh leaves netizens in shock

June 08, 2021 10:33 am

The video created a huge buzz online, with many on the internet left awestruck by the size of the snake.

For first time, King Cobra documented in Himachal

June 06, 2021 4:36 pm

The elapid endemic, which has a wide distribution in Southeast Asia, was spotted near Girinagar adjoining the Kolar forest in Sirmour district of Himachal last week.

Borders melt for Indian patients seeking treatment in Nepal’s snakebite treatment centres 

November 10, 2020 8:24 pm

Snakebite patients in northern West Bengal use the Indo-Nepal border crossing to enter Nepal on their way to the snakebite treatment centre at Chaarali. 

Ensure staff, proper equipment for wildlife dept, court tells govt

October 17, 2018 1:27 am

The two accused were in possession of an Indian Cobra and a Dhaman/Rat snake covered under Part-2 Schedule-II of Wildlife Protection Act, and a Sand Boa covered under Schedule-IV of the Act.

SHOCKING! King Cobras CAUGHT being smuggled in potato chip cans

July 28, 2017 5:41 pm

A huge smuggling racket was busted in California, USA, on July 25 when customs agents caught a package containing three live King Cobras inside potato chip cans. Rodrigo Franco, 34, who was set to receive the package, has been arrested on federal charges.

LA man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

July 26, 2017 7:41 am

Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country in connection with a parcel from Hong Kong that was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents containing the 2-foot-long snake concealed inside the canisters.

The King Cobra finds a home in the capital — Delhi zoo

May 07, 2015 3:43 am

Officials say 14-foot-long snake was rescued from the home of a Kota resident, who was trying to sell it.