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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Cobra

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Here are some links to information on the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
King Cobra Elapidae Ophiophagus hannah  Snakebite Protocols  EMBL, Tigerhomes,


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Neurotoxic rapidly fatal (as early as 30 minutes). Potentially lethal Local pain, swelling, blistering, necrosis flaccid paralysis Electrocardiogram, respiratory assistance


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Links to Pictures of the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Venomous, David Jandizk, W.Wuster, Johnny Jensen, D T Roberts, Richard Mastenbroek
Calphotos, Google

And in the news

Man gravely ill as cobra bites hand that fed it By Simon de Bruxelles  - Timesonline


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Last update : 01/04/2007