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King cobra By: Ira. Emmett Louis Till Academy Third Grade Room 507. Anatomy. Length: up to 18 ft Weight: up to 20 lbs Body Parts: no legs, long tongue, fangs Coloring/Skin: yellow, brown, or green, or black Slow/Fast: fast. Habitat. Malaysia, India, China, Africa,

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King cobra by ira

King cobraBy: Ira

  • Emmett Louis Till Academy

  • Third Grade

  • Room 507


Anatomy

Anatomy

  • Length: up to 18 ft

  • Weight: up to 20 lbs

  • Body Parts: no legs, long tongue, fangs

  • Coloring/Skin: yellow, brown, or green, or black

  • Slow/Fast: fast


Habitat

Habitat

  • Malaysia, India, China, Africa,

  • Preferred climate? In warm weather

  • Preferred terrain? On dry and flat lands

  • Is it nocturnal? no

  • Where does it spend most of it’s time? In forests

  • Does it do different things depending on the season? Only hibernates in the winter


King cobra by ira

Diet

  • The King Cobra's diet is mainly composed of other snakes: both non-venomous snakes such as pythons and venomous snakes including kraits and Indian Cobras

  • When food is scarce, King Cobras may also feed on other small vertebrates such as lizards, birds, and rodents

  • After a large meal the snake may live for many months without another one due to its slow metabolic rate


Predators

Predators

  • Mongoose (they have some resistance to the neurotoxins)

  • It will first try to flee

  • If all else fails, it will flatten its upper body by spreading its ribs, forming the distinctive cobra hood about its neck, and emit a high-pitched hiss, sometimes with feigned closed-mouth strikes.


Interesting facts

Interesting Facts

  • It has acids in its stomach

  • Receive chemical information ("smell") via their forked tongues, which pick up scent particles and transfer them to a special sensory receptor (Jacobson's Organ) located in the roof of its mouth

  • the King Cobra will begin to swallow its struggling prey whole while its toxins begin the digestion of its victim

  • Is the world's longest venomous snake

  • The venom of the King Cobra is primarily neurotoxic, and the snake is fully capable of killing a human with a single bite


Interesting facts1

Interesting Facts

  • It has two short, fixed fangs in the front of the mouth which channel venom into the prey like hypodermic needles

  • King Cobras shed their skin, typically four to six times per year as adults and every month as juveniles

  • Despite the King Cobra's fearsome reputation and deadly bite, it is a shy and reclusive animal, avoiding confrontation with humans as often as possible


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