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Mangalore: 36 King Cobras born at Pilikula Biological Park

Mangalore: 36 King Cobras born at Pilikula Biological Park

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (NM)

Mangalore, Jul 27: Snake lovers, photographers and tourists will find an added attraction in Pilikula from now on. As many as 36 King Cobras were born in Dr Shivarama Karantha Biological Park, Pilikula recently.

With the assistance from snake lovers, 37 eggs of King Cobras were rescued from a farm belonging to an agriculturalist near Dharmasthala in Beltangady taluk. They were brought to Pilikula Biological Park sometime ago.

After these eggs were artificially hatched for nearly 80 days, 36 out of 37 king cobras were born in the biological park. These baby King Cobras are around one to one and half feet long and in good health, said H J Bhandary, director of the park.

By birth, these baby snakes are poisonous enough to kill a person with a bite. Usually, procreation of these breeds take place in the forest. However, with the help of Zoo Authority of India, the Pilikula Biological Park too had set up a King Cobra Breeding Centre, the director said.

Earlier, eighty King Cobras were born out of just three eggs. After a year, they were sent to Western Ghats. These hatchlings will also be released in the forest wherever King Cobras are found, he further said.

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  • D Bhat, Mumbai/US

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    I am very happy that the King Cobras are born. I congratulate the authorities for doing such great work. I just pray to God I never see one free in my life - too scary for me...

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  • Vinayak, Mangalore / Dubai

    Tue, Jul 30 2013

    R.Bhandarkar, M'lore. See the last para of the article, which says 80 of three eggs. It might be a typo error by, but you need to correct the writer than putting you comments in a humours way to Haneef. No offence, but its the fact. Haneef has highlighted only the wrong thing. Yes, agree he should have been more precise.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri

    Tue, Jul 30 2013

    M W Pereira, Mangalore My parents got ten acres of pineapple estate in Moodbidri, i see cobra's very often there(yellow ones, V on neck) but never bit me or anyone in my family! i wear boots and pants (jeans preferably)when 1 go there. im very sorry if i insult ur class, its better if u mention ur class in the begining itself...

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  • M W Pereira, Mangalore / Fano, Italia

    Tue, Jul 30 2013

    Good day Madam,
    I apologize if I have offend you.
    In my life, I never did insult or offended a Lady and will never do that till I die.
    I own a 150 acre coffee Estate at Kalasa.
    There are lots of snakes in the estate and please beleive me, I got bitten several times since I stepped on them while taking a walk.
    I wear NOCONA knee length boots now.
    Have a lovely day Madam!
    Once again, my sincere apologies.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, Jul 29 2013

    Less venomous and dangerous than UPA Team.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sun, Jul 28 2013

    Dear Hanif...
    Nahin Baa
    Assi 80 Cobra...Nahin Baa...
    Chattis 36 Cobra Baahar Aaya Baa
    Sab Cobra Ka Baaba Baa
    Seinthis 37 Cobra Andaa Baa...
    Woh sab Patke so Pilkula
    Ab Cobra Hi Cobra...Baa...

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  • Hanif, Shirva-Sharjah

    Sun, Jul 28 2013


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  • M S Sheik, Kudroli Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Jul 28 2013

    it is the only snake that builds nests

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  • A R Ashraf, Kunjathur/Sharjah

    Sun, Jul 28 2013

    Nice King Kobra with beautiful color. unique creature of god!.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    M W Pereira, Mangalore
    how come, king cobra bit u several times? Were you playing with them or trying to train them like pet? just kidding....but curious. i dont even like to look at them ! just wonder why these ones dont have V mark on their neck?

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  • M W Pereira, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 29 2013

    Dear Madam,
    Please do not put up a satirist comment - it does not suit you.
    I am a M.Tech / P.Hd and work for NASA as a Cryogenic Engine designer and also as a professor at MIT, teaching advanced mathematics.
    I own a Farm near Mangalore and go around alone at times with my Labrador dog, when I come down on holidays once every 4 months.
    The dog acts like a warning but one can be still bitten by a venomous snake.
    I carry a Polyvalant injection with me every time.Please look up about it in Google.
    Have a nice day madam.
    This comment is not made with any malice or to insult to you - because I have class.

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  • Subash Pai, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    King Cobras hardly kill human beings, even they bite it inject minimum venom, so the cases of King Cobra bitten deaths are very rare in human beings. King cobras preserve the poison to kill its prey that's why it hiss and warn others. Its favorite food is rat snake.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    Tumhee Theyn Kaalyaak Isaarthaat?....It has medicinal value..I think so.
    I have read however...
    One man's Food is Another's Poison
    Mankind is busy Spewing Venom
    Giving Flimsy Reason After Reason
    This has only 'Horror Value'
    Resulting in Agony & Tension....

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  • M W Pereira, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    Dear all!
    I have been bitten by King Cobra's several times but has survived.
    There is an anti-venom injection called as Polyvalant, imported from France, Pasteur Instirute.
    It is available only at AJ Hospital, Mangalore.
    As usual, lovey photographs Daiji

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  • thomas, india

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    Pilikula should be the center of Nature preserve.
    Theme park- Botanical garden - Bird sanctuary- Butterfly park- Orchid park- Aquarium most of all center to breed endangered animals to let them back in nature .with a library&Museum. Should tie up with National geography and other international institutions who can fund this programme.
    Involve Agricultural college -fisheries college - engineering and other colleges .
    Let there be a research base.

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  • Gabriel Francis ( Gabbuji), Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    Poison of Cobra useful ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sat, Jul 27 2013

    How did Cobra get it's name? Reminds you of a sting , a hiss, immediately doesn't it? Has to do with...I believe
    & Co.
    & Bros.
    & and all I don't write fully...O.K.?
    Lovely Co bras but! Born only so big? Way to go and hiss man !

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