What Is an Albino King Cobra?


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An albino king cobra is a king cobra that exhibits albinism, a congenital disorder typified by an inability to produce pigment that results in a white appearance. In animals, albinism is especially dangerous due to its likelihood of compromising camouflage. Almost all albino animals die in the wild before adulthood.

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The king cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world, capable of reaching 18 feet in length. Like other cobras, the king cobra is able to inflate its hood, creating a more imposing stature if it feels threatened. The venom of the king cobra, though not as potent as that of other venomous snakes, can still be especially lethal. This is because king cobras typically inject an extreme dosage of the venom upon biting.

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