King Cobra Nesting Grounds Found in India’s Bhitarkanika National Park

Forest personnel have discovered new nesting grounds of King Cobras in Bhitarkanika National Park’s wetlands. As reported by PTI and published in the Business Standard:

“Hundreds of nests have been found scattered along the 145 square kilometre stretch of the national park, Divisional Forest Officer, Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division, Bimal Prasana Acharya, said.

“As per our estimate, over 500 Pythons and King Cobras have laid eggs in the forest recently. Last week, a Python was rescued with her 40 eggs from the cowshed of a villager in Dangamal village within the national park, he said.”