Curious about the Egyptian king cobra currently on the loose at the Bronx Zoo? Check out their website. It has all sorts of fascinating facts: 1) The king cobra is the world’s largest venomous snake. 2) A cobra’s venom is strong enough to kill an elephant. 3) It can stand from 3 to 6 feet high. 4) Although these snakes are very dangerous to people, the king cobra is not aggressive unless disturbed. What’s the odds of that happening in a public place like a zoo? Sorted.