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Cute but deadly. A rare combination.
But these baby cobras pull it off. Even though they have enough venom to kill you only 30 minutes after hatching.
A conservatory in India was able to breed King Cobras, which is apparently very hard to to do.
Check out the above video to see the baby snakes playing around.
SRSLY NYC Zoos? Get it together!!
A peacock flew the coop today from the Central Park Zoo and remains on the loose on the Upper East Side.
The bird, a male, escaped around 9 a.m., a zoo worker told The Post.
The peacock drew about 100 onlookers this afternoon as it remained perched on a fifth-floor window at a building near East 65th Street and Fifth Avenue for about five hours.
Zoo workers and Parks Department officials were at the building in the hope the bird would fly to a lower floor so that it could be rescued.
Someone's copying the @BronxZooPeacock!
The Central Park Zoo Peacock has jumped right on that bad wagon as well. You can follow him under @BirdOnTheTown.
[image via BronxZooPeacock]
Be as dramatic as you want red ruffled lemurs!
That wont change Mayor Bloomberg's budget plans.
The mayor wants to chop $4.7 million (50% of what they got last year) from the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, both run by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The zoo is obviously in bad shape already. The Zoo's already had two very witty animal escapees (@BornxZooCobra, @BronxZooPeacock) in 2011, if the budget is cut any further all the charming animals will be loose in Manhattan by 2013.
In early 2009, when its budget was slashed by a half-million dollars the society closed three zoo exhibits and cut the society's staff by 186 positions, or 15%.
"We had to make some difficult decisions," John Calvelli, a society spokesman, said in an interview. "We don't have the luxury of firing our walrus."
[Image via WENN.]
OMG! OMG! OMG!
We hope this guy gets paid millions a year - cause we wouldn't do that for all the money in the world.
This pro goes into the pit filled with tons of angry cobras while chewing gum and wearing flip-flops and shorts like it ain't no thing.
With expert composure, he simply lifts the snakes by their necks and tosses them to one side.
He is surrounded in the pit by hundreds of the dark black and grey snakes which could spit venom from their razor-sharp fangs at any minute.
This guy makes Indiana Jones look like a total kitten.
Really Bronx Zoo?
A fugitive Peacock has become the second animal to escape the Bronx zoo this year, evading all attempts to recapture her.
It is unclear how the brightly coloured fowl escaped the zoo, but determined handlers armed with nets were thwarted as the Peahen simply flew away when approached.
The New York Daily news reported the Peahen was spotted yesterday perching on top of a parked van a few blocks from its Bronx home. But as the net wielding zoo workers approached, the Peahen flew off, hiding in a nearby patch of tall grass.
Refusing to give up, the team crept to within a few feet of the animal, before she flew off again. God, that sounds entertaining.
The Peacock says she's looking to get more followers than @BronxZooCobra and thinks she deserves it. She said "For the record: I did a better job at escaping the zoo. #iactuallyleft".
Ouch, stung by a peacock.