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Fealty to the King

These organizations have been protecting King Cobras, promoting conservation, and educating people about the value this unique serpent has within the ecosystem.  

Agumbe Rainforest Research Station

Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) is a permanent field station of the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, located on a 4.5 acre site, in the middle of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and Agumbe Reserve Forest; approximately 1.5 km from Agumbe village, in Shimoga District of Karnataka. ARRS was founded by renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker in 2005, with the financial support of the late Doris Norden Chattopadhyaya and the Whitley Fund for Nature with the long term mission to study and conserve rainforests through applied ecological research, outreach programs and partnerships. ARRS employs a staff of 10. The administration and research team comprises of 4 people, while there are 6 employees from the local community.


A King Cobra nest was found very near a house with an understanding family who assisted in monitoring.  The daughter, who is a zoology student, takes temperatures daily.

Wild Kings

VID-20200930-WA0020 (1)

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