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Forest Cobra

Naja melanoleuca


A very large cobra, one of the largest of the genus Naja. The specimens here were of some 1,5m to 1,75m long, with blackish bodies and cream-colored underparts, heavily striped in black. Face and neck stripped white (or cream)-and-black


The only cobra well adapted to high forest. It occurs in forests throughout western and central Africa.


I was really not too keen to see these beautiful animals in nature so I preferred to visit their farm in Kinshasa. The place is called "Le Jardin de Serpents" and their FB page is

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)

Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 5, 2016

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