Cobra Facts


The world’s longest venomous snake is the king cobra.

A group of cobras is called a quiver.

The cobra was a symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt.

King Cobras are good swimmers and usually stay near swamps and rivers.

When cobras are threatened or annoyed, they will raise their head and spread out their “neck hood”.

One bite from a king cobra can potentially kill an elephant.

King cobras are the only known snakes that builds nests with leaves and other materials.

Spitting cobras are one of several species of cobras that can spray venom in its enemy’s face to cause burning and blindness.

Despite the word “cobra” in its name, the King Cobra is not categorized as a Naja which other cobras belong to.  The King Cobras belong to its own genus.