Scientific name : Ophiophagus hannah
Family : Elapidae
Native to : South and South-East Asia
Interesting fact : Female cobras lay eggs inside nests made of leaves and guard them till they hatch.
Conservation status : Vulnerable
The world’s longest venomous snake, the King cobra, is 18.8 feet long. It can raise itself high, hiss loudly and flatten its hood wide when threatened. It has a forked tongue for sensing prey and two sharp fangs for injecting a lot of venom at one go. Living in rainforests, they prey on other snakes, lizards and rodents.