Found throughout India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Malay Islands, this dangerous snake species separates itself from other snakes in two ways. Male and Female Size Differences According to Rivas and Burghardt's discussion of sexual dimorphism in snakes, the female is usually larger than the male in most snake species. But among king cobras, males are heavier and longer than females. Males can be more than 18 feet long and can weigh up to 44 pounds. In comparison, an adult female king cobra who lived in an Indian zoo was only 12 feet long upon her death in Female Nesting Behavior Most snakes do not build nests for their eggs, but female king cobras build complex nests and remain nearby to protect them.
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King cobras fall into pit, female swallows mate King cobras fall into pit, female swallows mate Was it a common case of cannibalism in the animal kingdom or a sacrifice to preserve its kind? Residents of the suburb of Guduvanchery recently witnessed the unusual sight of a female king cobra devouring a male inside a pit. Feb 16, , Was it a common case of cannibalism in the animal kingdom or a sacrifice to preserve its kind? City-based reptile conservationist R Nishanth says the two cobras, a male and a female, had fallen into the pit near a field close to a village.
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Cantor had three specimens from the Sundarbans and one caught in the vicinity of Kolkata. They can be distinguished from other cobras by size and hood. King cobras are generally larger than other cobras, and the stripe on the neck is a chevron instead of a double or single eye shape that may be seen in most of the other Asian cobras.
King Cobra View Results Loading The King cobra and Green Anaconda are two of the fiercest reptiles in existence. The king cobra is known for its deadly poison that can kill huge animals within a few hours.