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Snakes play a key role in the ecosystem by controlling rodents and pests, and increased awareness can help increase support and understand these elusive creatures. Meet the some of the biggest venomous snakes on the planet!

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Watch cobras, mambas and the huge viper family live large on screen, letting us into their most intimate stories. See them hunt, search for mates, breed and evade the ever-present threat of humans. By the end of each show, you may just emerge with totally different perspectives of these impressive and misunderstood creatures.

Cobras

King cobras are the longest of all venomous snakes. Learn more about their characteristics and conservation.

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A wild male king cobra is pictured in close-up during mating season in Agumbe, India.

Photograph by Earth Touch

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