Scientific name : Oxyuranus
Family : Elapidae
Native to : Australia
Interesting fact : Even if the prey escapes the bite of a taipan, it follows the scent of the prey and kills it eventually.
Conservation status : Not Assessed
The taipan is a group of highly venomous snakes. Three different species of taipans are recognised. They are one of Australia’s largest venomous snakes that are 3 metres long. They live in grasslands, coasts, grassy beaches and cane fields. Their diet is made of rats, lizards, bandicoots and small mammals. They live for 15 years.