May 28, 2024, 12:41 PM IST

Cobra vs King Cobra: Which is more dangerous

Kumar Vishnu Kant

Cobras and king cobras are both highly venomous snakes, but they have several key differences

King cobras are bigger in size than regular cobras

King cobra can grow upto 10-12 feet long but regular cobra can only grow uptop 2-10 feet.

King cobras primarily feed on other snakes, including other cobras

Whereas regular cobras have a more varied diet that includes rats, birds, and reptiles.

Due to more poison per bite, king cobras are more veneomnous than regular cobras.

King cobras are found primarily in forests, often near water sources, in India and Southeast Asia. 

Regular cobras have a wider range of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and even urban areas, across Africa and Asia.

King cobras have a larger lifespan than regular cobras.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.