Friday, 8 July 2016

The King Cobra

Information Report

WALT inform others about an animal/creature or habitat, through our writing.
Success Criteria:
  1. Create a title.
  2. Write a general introduction.
  3. Use Subheadings -Each new topic is a new paragraph.
  4. Use facts written in your own words.
  5. Write a conclusion.
  6. Use descriptive verbs eg hovers.
  7. Use topic specific nouns eg kakapo, reptile
  8. Include technical words eg nocturnal, monotreme
  9. Write in present tense.
  10. Vary the sentence beginnings.
  11. Use complex sentences eg This long, sticky tongue secretes sticky glycoprotein rich mucus, which insects stick to readily.

The King Cobra

The awesome fast king cobra is the best sneaking snake. It is very big and very fast.

Special features  

The King Cobra has a long tongue to grab its prey, if you look really close you can sea a forked shaped tongue.  It can go over anything it is so slippery. It is the longest venomous snake in the world. Did you know there are only about 784 of these snakes left.


The King Cobra’s diet consists primarily of other snakes including rat snakes, small pythons and even other venomous snakes such as various members of the cobra family.


The King Cobra lives mainly in the rainforest,  bamboo thickets and mangrove swamps as well as other habitats with dense undergrowth (thick bush areas) and heavy rainfall. It can live from sea level to mountainous regions over 2,000 metres high.


Did you that the world’s longest venomous snake is also the only snake that builds a nest for his young cobra? The male and female carefully guard their eggs,  being ready to attack whenever there is danger. Females typically lay 20 to 40 eggs at a time, which hatch between 60 and 80 days. Cobras will stay near the eggs and defend them until they hatch. Wild boars and mongooses are known to steal cobra eggs. The mongoose is the best-known enemy of the cobra.

The King Cobra is the only member of its kind. It is the longest species of venomous snake in the world. Though they can reach lengths of up to 6 metres, although they are usually 3 - 4 metres long.


So now you know some key facts about the King Cobra .The main thing is to stay away from them and let them keep their habitat to themselves.  

My next step is to write the information in my own words more independently

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