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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1584

King Cobra too to get a ‘sanctuary’

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune
New Delhi, 15 October, (

king_cobra1.JPGWorld’s first King Cobra sanctuary is likely to take shape in the rains forests of South India.

A beginning has been made in the direction with the setting up of a research centre in the Shimoga district of Karnataka to study the most venomous snake.

The centre has taken up telemetric tracking of the king of reptiles under the guidance of noted herpetologist Romulus Whitaker in and around Augumbe, which is a wet region, and home to a large number of King Cobra. This area is close by a wildlife sanctuary and a wild life park, according to a report in a Delhi daily, The Pioneer.

Romulus Whitaker zeroed in on the place as he had caught his first King Cobra, also known as Hamadryad here some three and a half decades ago.

-Asian Tribune –

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