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Can be aggressive and dangerous, but prefers to avoid confrontation. Potent venom.
Diet is believed to consist mainly of other snakes. May sometimes eat birds and rodents.
Dense forests across south Asia, southeast Asia and southern China.
A number of groups are working to protect habitat and conserve dwindling cobra populations. This species is threatened by the destruction of forests and human encroachment.
Animalia, Chordata, Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes, Elapidae
Place of Birth
Forests throughout southeast Asia
Up to 18 feet
Tannish-green or black with yellow banding