Cape Cobra

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Cape Cobra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Naja
Species: N. nivea
Binomial name
Naja nivea
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Naja flava Merrem

The Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) is a cobra inhabiting the regions of South Africa. It averages 4 feet (120 cm) long but may grow to be 6 feet (180 cm) long. The color varies from location to location, and those from the Kalahari are normally yellow with brown speck uniformly all over the body.