Here are some interesting facts about cobras
There are about 270 species of cobra
Cobras are the only snake in the world that build a nest for their young, just like a bird, but on the ground!
Cobras are the only snake in the world that can spit their venom, and they are accurate up to about half their own length!
Cobras are not blind, in fact they see very well even at night.
Cobras venom is not the strongest there is, but cobras can inject so much venom in a single bite that they can kill an elephant. Sea snakes have deadlier venom, and rattlesnakes have weaker venom.
Most cobras run and hide when people are around. except King Cobras, who are aggressive, and will rear up and stand their ground when confronted.
Cobras eat birds, fish, frogs, toads, lizards, eggs and chicks raided from poultry houses, in addition to small mammals such as rabbits and rats, and even other snakes.
it only needs to eat every couple of months
Cobras are very intelligent, and can learn quickly, which helps them avoid dangerous areas.
King Cobras mainly reside Southern Asia, Northern Africa and the Philippines. Other species of cobras roam as far as Australia, New Guinea, and most of the Eastern hemisphere.
It is against the law to keep a cobra as a pet in most places, because they are so dangerous.
they can hear, although they sense sound through contact with the ground much better than humans.
they don’t always inject venom when they bite something. They can do a “dry bite” if they want to.
Baby cobras have full venom and can defend on their own like their parents.
The male King Cobra stays with the female and her eggs, and takes turns protecting the nest and hunting.
Cobras are recognized in India and Southeast Asia. The Hindus consider them manifestations of Shiva, the god of destruction and regeneration. The Buddhists believe a massive cobra spread its hood over the Buddha to protect him from the sun while he meditated. Cobra images guard the entrances of many Buddhist and Hindu temples. King Cobras have also been worshipped as sun deities and related with rain, thunder, and fertility. On the annual lunar holiday of Nag Panchami, Hindus refrain from plowing and field work out of respect for cobras