King Cobra Reaches Altitude of 2400 Meters in Uttarakhand

King Cobra is very much pleased with the Uttarakhand litigation. They are generally inhabited in the plains and areas below thousand meters, including the Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Terai Eastern. But now they are also visible in high places.

Two years ago it had a sighting at Mukteshwar at an altitude of 2400 meters, which is a record. Now two nests have been found in Nainital of King Cobra, one of the world's most poisonous snakes. Earlier this has also been seen in Mussoorie, Almora and Munsiyari. Because of this, steps are being taken towards the preservation of King Cobra.

After getting approval from the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), the research wing of the Forest Department has started studying it. King Cobra's core area in India along the Western and Eastern Ghats. It is a northeastern region. From the perspective of Uttarakhand, it was believed that the plains are the main habitat of King Cobra.

However, it has reached peaks in the last four-five years. The Chief Conservator of Forests (Research Circle) Sanjeev Chaturvedi says that in 2018 the King Cobra at an altitude of 2400 meters Was shown in Mukteshwar. It is the highest altitude in the world, where the King Cobra's Siting occurred. IFS Chaturvedi says that two King Cobra nests have been seen in the Nainital region recently. They reported that this is the only species of snake that nests to lay eggs and the female protects eggs for six to eight weeks. After the eggs hatch, it leaves them.

According to Chaturvedi, after a preliminary study, research will now be done in three phases. It has been approved by RAC. Under this, King Cobra has a presence everywhere and what kind of area. There is no threat to its habitats anywhere. How to make this Ghosla. Somewhere, there is no threat to its existence. After studying at these points, steps will be taken to preserve them.