Black Cobra

The black cobra, commonly known as the common cobra, Egyptian cobra, spitting cobra, and black mamba, among other names, is one of the world’s deadliest snakes.

Its neurotoxic venom makes it capable of killing an adult human within 15 minutes. While its venom can kill many animals and humans

A mature black cobra can be anywhere from 8 to 13 feet long (2.4 to 4 meters) and weigh as much as 5 pounds (2 kg).

The Black Cobra snake can grow to over eight feet in length. Their bodies are long and slender, with a very small head that makes up less than one-tenth of their total body length.

This species is named for its black coloration, which includes a solid black belly and sometimes a black hood above its eyes.

When they feel threatened, they will hiss loudly and spread out their hoods to appear larger than they really are

The Black Cobra species are classified as Naja melanoleuca. Black Cobras are also known as Forest Cobras

including Naja nigricollis and Pseudechis porphyriacus. There are more than one hundred recognized snake species belonging to the genus Naja.

Baby Black Cobras are born with venom. They start feeding on their own at two months old, but don’t leave their burrows until they reach around 5 months old.