Australia Zoo is proud to house the very first exotic venomous snakes in Queensland including a spectacular male king cobra. The king cobra is usually tan, olive-green or black in colour. It has faint cross bands down the length of its body which are pale yellow in colour. Juvenile cobras are shiny black with narrow yellow bands and can often be mistaken for other species. The king cobra is the longest known type of venomous snake.
The king cobra is found primarily in India and Southeast Asia. The king cobra occupies areas of dense highland forests preferring areas with adjacent to a water source such as a lake or stream.
The king cobra's diet consists mainly of other snakes, lizards and rodents.
King Cobra Profiles
Hi, my name is Utah. I'm one of the most impressive reptiles on the planet, a king cobra! I'm the longest venomous snake species in the world - I have to be seen to be believed. I'm incredibly intelligent and I like to ensure my keepers are on their toes! I am an impressive reptile and have the capability of delivering a fatal bite to any would-be predators and prey. I'm very misunderstood though, I'm a placid and friendly snake and allow the keepers into my home to feed me my favourite food items.