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What is the scientific name for king cobra?

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The scientific name for a king cobra is Ophiophagus hannah. The king cobra can reach a length of up to 18.5 feet, the longest venomous snake on Earth. One-fifth of an ounce of its venom is powerful enough to kill as many as 20 adult humans.

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The king cobra is found in the rainforests and grasslands of Southeast Asia, Southern China and India. It is the only known snake that builds a nest for its eggs.

A fully grown king cobra can extend as much as one-third of its body off the ground when preparing to attack prey or to defend itself from perceived threats.

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