BY - REPTILECRAZE
The King Cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, holds the title of the world's longest venomous snake, with some individuals reaching lengths of up to 18 feet.
Known for its potent neurotoxic venom, the King Cobra's bite can be deadly, affecting the nervous system and potentially causing respiratory failure.
This snake is easily identified by its hood, which it expands when threatened, accompanied by a distinctive hiss, serving as a warning display.
The King Cobra primarily preys on other snakes, including venomous ones, and possesses specialized fangs to deliver its potent venom effectively.
Found in Southeast Asia, the King Cobra inhabits diverse environments, from forests to grasslands, and is often encountered near water sources.
King Cobras are typically solitary, with a preference for a solitary lifestyle except during the breeding season.
While not currently endangered, the King Cobra faces threats from habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and illegal wildlife trade, necessitating conservation efforts.