The king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world. Despite its large size and fearsome reputation, the king cobra is not aggressive and will avoid confrontation when possible. When threatened or cornered, it raises itself up to a height of nearly one-third of its length, which may be as tall as a person.
Meet a Reptile Zookeeper
Meet reptiles and their keepers up close and personal at the Reptile House at 12:40pm every day through summer.