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Philippine Cobra

Philippine Cobras are native to north Philippines and are extremely venomous. They have a sturdy, well-built body and raise the hood when threatened. Studies show that the population of this species is almost under threat.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Laurenti, 1768
    Species N. philippinensis
    Scientific Name >Naja philippinensis


    Other Names Ulupong, Carasaen, Agawason (local languages)
    Length 3.3 feet (average)
    Color Adults are uniformly light to medium brown; young snakes are darker brown
    Distribution Primarily in northern Philippines on the islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes, Azria and Masbate
    Habitat Found low-lying plains and forested regions, open fields, grasslands, dense jungle, agricultural fields, and even human settlements; mostly found close to water bodies for their fondness of water
    Diet Preferred prey includes mice and rats, also other small mammals, frogs, other snakes
    Venom Fact Venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status NT

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    Published on January 4th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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