Posted July 2014
Connie, our king cobra is having a “hatchday” (birthday) party on Tuesday, August 5, when she will turn 2 years old! The Milwaukee County Zoo recently acquired Connie from the Bronx Zoo in New York. Events for this very special day:
King cobras are the longest venomous snakes in the world with an average length of 10-12 feet. Although the king cobra prefers to avoid conflict, it can raise the front of its body approximately 3 feet high off the ground and pursue its enemy in this position for long distances. Native to northern India and Southeast Asia, the king cobra is considered a threatened species. King cobras are extremely intelligent and curious animals. Our keepers provide many forms of stimulating enrichment for the king cobra including the use of scents, temperature/light changes and props.
Help Connie celebrate her birthday on Tuesday, August 5, in the Aquatic and Reptile Center.
King cobras are the ONLY snakes known to build nests from leaves and protect their nests from predators.