Compare Black Mamba vs King Cobra

By | September 5, 2014

Who will win the fight between Black Mamba and King Cobra?

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Want to know comparison between Black Mamba vs King cobra. Black Mamba and King Cobra are highly venomous snakes in the world. While it is said that, Black Mamba, venom is little more poisonous than King Cobra, the latter one is stronger in its built, with equal fierce venom.

If we talk about the geographical location that these two are part of, we will find that, both of them are totally different from each other. It would be good to see comparison between Black mamba vs King cobra. so, I compare both these deadliest snakes below.

Black Mambas are generally found in eastern and southern part of Africa, while Cobras are generally seen in south East Asia regions. And due to these differences in locations, they are far more different from each other. Not only this, you can also Compare Black Mamba vs green mamba.

King cobra vs Black Mamba Comparison

King cobra vs Black Mamba Comparison

While Black Mambas Scientific name is Dendroaspis polylepis and King cobras have Ophiophagus Hannah. And interestingly both have one thing very unique which makes them different from other.

King Cobras can expand their hood, due to presence of expandable muscles. On the other hand, Black Mambas inside mouth is black in color. In terms of size, king cobras lead the race as they can be around 5 or more meters long in it. While mambas can be around 4m in length. Just like Mambas who lift their front part of body to great extent, King Cobras also lift their front while in the event of fighting or locating pray.

But Cobra can be more aggressive in this looks because broad mouth and hood that they posses. Eyes of cobras are more feared as compared to Black Mambas. You can know some unknown Black Mamba facts.

Black mambas are shyer as compared to King Cobras. But both of them can be really aggressive if they are being disturbed for long. They usually avoid confrontation with humans and runs away from the place. Mambas usually eat rodents, lizards, birds etc. But King Cobras have been known to eat other snakes majorly like Panther, Rattle snakes etc. They even eat other venomous snakes. But when they do not find enough to eat, they can even rodents and snakes.

King Cobras are also seen, killing large animals by tying themselves all around body of the pray and then squeezing. This leads to death of the pray. As like other snakes, cobras jaws are flexible and expandable. Both of them are seen hunting in the day light only and are not active in night.

Reproduction in both types of snakes is more or less same. Females after the mating lay eggs, which they keep guard of for around 60-90 days for providing right environment for hatching and as they hatch, females leave the new born on their own. New born are as venomous as the adult and same stands for Mambas also.

Quantity of venom put in by the Cobra during the strike is more as compared to Mambas. In India Subcontinent, King Cobras are worshiped and they are seldom hunted, as it is considered a sin to hunt the same. Know more about Black mambas family.

People usually avoid confrontation with them and also put them in a safer place, if they by somehow comes to a place which is not good for them.

35 thoughts on “Compare Black Mamba vs King Cobra

  1. Anonymous

    no other venomous snake is dangerous than king cobra hence its all king cobra game

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    1. Mori Krishnapal Sinh

      It’s not true. The venom of mamba is dangerous than king cobra but king Cobras secret a lot of venom during a bite. My favourite is king cobra as I am Indian so I will vote king cobra. But both the snakes are extremely dangerous

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  2. Llewellyn

    The Black Mamba beats the King Cobra with its speed and aggression and the King Cobra does not even make it into the top ten deadly snakes but in a direct fight the Cobras size will make a difference.

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    1. Patrick Chaine

      mamba will win due to speed and extremely venomous venom apparently the mamba carries about 20 drops of venom in its fangs and I’ve heard that only 2 drops will instantly kill you also its speed goes up to 16 kilometres so its most likely that the mamba will win

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      1. Ravinder

        King cobra have self immunity to venom and also have self venom which kill a elephant in a few hour and also capacity to control quantity of venom so king cobra have enough venom to kill black mamba. And king cobra is also expart in snake eating. Becouse it is a snake eater.

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  3. Shivang

    King cobra got upper hand its obbivios fools king cobras main food is snakes. so it has vast experience about hunt. while mambas mostly eat birds, mammals and lizards. even if aggeration doesn’t matter between king cobra and mamba very slight difference. defiantly king cobra wins. only russle viper beat king cobra but mambas can beat russle wiper. soaal three are at top nonsence comparision.

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  4. zipu

    Though black mamba is highly poisonous and the most deadliest in Africa but I think if there is any fight between black mamba and king cobra then king cobra is the winner..king cobra also has very dangerous venom that can kill 25 growth men from a single bite..and the main fact is king cobra is a specialist snake eater..it is the longest venomous snake in the world and is more aggressive than black mamba..so I think king cobra is the winner between these two

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  5. Ash ketchum(ashik)

    Winner is King Cobra, cuz Blackmamba has more aggression and speed but King Cobra have more venom and more than that. King Cobra is the specialist snake eater and number one venomnous and very dangerous aggression and poisonous snake in the world so king cobra is first, second is black mamba

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    1. Charles

      Sorry the black mamba is more venomous than the king cobra, sorry to hurt your feelings

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  6. Thabiso

    Mambas are not that short from Kings as they can grow up to 4,5M, their venom is rapid acting (kills and spreads faster that any snake). if the two were to meet, the mamba will the king a number of bites to the head as it is fast, and does not waste time to strike like the king. You can see snake charmers playing with the king, you’ll never see them playing with a mamba as it is two quick and unpredictable.

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    1. Williams Nathaniel

      Exactly! Let’s fix a fight for those two Champs and lets ascertain who the real champ is. 😁

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  7. ravibabu

    I heard stories about King Cobras following the animals/ humans who disturbed them to take revenge. They are by far the most feared snakes. They are more aggressive than any other snakes. They are called KING just because, they create a territory .. I noticed this when I was young, my pet dog used smell cobra from a distance and refused to move forward. This could be the same with other animals as well.
    SO KING COBRA is king of all snakes. It would literally chew away mambas and vipers when it comes to confrontation..

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  8. Sunil

    The king cobra uses its strength also in order to kill a larger animal. But black mamba uses its venom, elsewhere king cobra releases more poison then mamba to kill its prey.
    KING COBRA WILL WIN$!

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  9. Alisa

    Cobras have a resistance to other snakes venom. But the mamba is an unknown species to it. Mamba are extremely fast and strike without reservation they too will chase. This would be a close fight if the venue is fatal to each other the mamba has the advantage if not then the snake eating Cobra does.

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  10. oscar

    The black mamba has enough venom to kill about 200 people and they are quick and agile while the cobras has enough to kill 20.but still mamba doesn’t stand a chance the king is immune to mambas venom plus cobra deliver a lot of venom .once biting by king cobra the mamba muscles will become paralyze in seconds.

    imagine fighting someone with sore muscles, ur paralyze ,blurry vision, and sleepiness.ma,bas dangerous but the king cobra was born to destroy.

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  11. Orcacrusher333

    Cobra duh there stronger and 2x the size of black mamba and there bite can kill a full grown elephant and mabey even a Nile crocodile

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  12. Anil

    Friends as we know that king cobra injects around 600ml of venom into victim’s body in each single bite…whereas a mamba delivers around 120ml of the same…though with more striking speed, it can bite 3 to 4 times as far as the reaction time of a thing is concerned. Still cobra has an upper hand over mamba….for the reason that it delivers huge amount of venom…at a single instance and keep biting and injecting toxin from back to the neck…till the prey dies off…

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  13. Tony/Aka

    It could go either way, but i would probably have my cash on the cobra.

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  14. Mbongeni

    The mamba will win it will strike the king hundreds of times pumping it with venom mambas strike faster and repeatedly many times

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  15. Mbongeni Mwale

    The mamba will win it will strike the king hundreds of times pumping it with venom mambas strike faster and repeatedly many times

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  16. jugal

    simple logic, can mamba eat king cobra, no but King can easily feast on mamba. mamba will be scared seeing cobra. For King it would b like another rat snake. Mamba would fight for survival but king will think of having good meal.

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    1. Williams Nathaniel

      The mamba is a calm animal but when it’s in a fight, it’s a different story. Mambas are the fastest snakes on land and their vernom is more potent than that of the cobra. From here, I’m sure you can find your way.

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  17. Williams Nathaniel

    The black mamba has far more speed than the cobra and its length is more than that of the cobra. In terms of aggression, the black mamba wins again. Ideally, the black mamba bites repeatedly and it’s so fast and aggressive. I don’t think the cobra will stand a chance. Cobras on the other hand just releases more vernom and are also less shy. They like showing off and they are not laid back as the mambas. On a typical fighting day between the two – the mamba will win.

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  18. oliver sampule

    I think we have it all more vernom in a single bite and little vernom several bites, that is the king vs mamba, i think the king will take the day though “NOT SO EASILY” the king will feel meeting an opponent so shouldnt slumber

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  19. Santosh Agarkar

    No comparison between king and mamba , it’s just like tiger is campaired with panther,
    KING IS ALWAYS KING

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    1. tim

      In australia, there is a very good comparison. There is the King Brown [the name ‘King’ implies it hunts & eats other snakes]. There also is the most venemos snake family in the world, the taipan family, one of which is the 3rd longest venemos snake in the world. All are of the greater ELAPID family which also includes the King cobra & the Black mamaba! The King brown in good condition is a very athletic snake some where between a python & a venemous snake. Its venom is the most potent in the world for ALL OTHER REPTILES, but less dangerous for humans. Like the King cobra it bites releasing large amounts of venom [which I understand is designed to circulate within a victim more quickly] & is especially required when confronting pythons in which australia has an over abundance! It grows [in good condition], to about 2.5 metres & is no where near the length of a King cobra.
      But in australia, these 2 tangle frequently [not like the King cobra & the Black mamba]. Being a snake killer {& like the King cobra, immune to other elapid snakes}, the King Brown has no difficulty in killing & consuming taipan family snakes! Therefore the same would occur between the King cobra & the Black mamba [the latter is nevertheless one of the snake wonders of the world]!
      Foot note. The australian government officially changed the name of the King Brown to the ‘Mulga snake’. This is because there are 2 very large families of snakes here called the browns & the blacks. People bitten by a King brown could not always identify it [because it actually is a member of the black snake family, but appears brown]. Given the wrong anti dote, the government decided to rename the snake, but it is still a ‘king’ sake & most people here still refer to it as the ‘King brown’!

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  20. tim

    Hi, I am from australia & while I admire both snakes, I personally think the king cobra would win because it is immune to all elapid snake venoms, but very volnerable to other types of poisonous snakes. The black mamba which indeed is one of the most formidable snakes in the world [it apparently has 2 characteristics which no other snake possesses], is an elapid & it would never [in my opinion] defeat a ‘King’ snake [also an elapid], which I only know of 2 species [King cobra, & King Brown{ australia], and ‘King’ elapids kill other snakes as their main diet. [That is how they get the name ‘KING’! For example, the taipan family of snakes in australia are recognised as the most potently venemous snakes in the world, but are no match for the King Brown which is not affected by their venom, but all elapids & lizards are very prone to the venom of the king brown which has the additional capacity to over power them similar to a python. [It is recognised here that king browns have the most potent venom in the world AS IT AFFECTS ANY REPTILE.
    Unfortunately, & despite my great admiration for black mambas, & the knowledge that they would win far more than they lost relative to other snakes, a ‘King’ elapid must sit at the very top. I think the real contest would between a king cobra & a king brown! All the best to you all!

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  21. Cannon Bolt

    Mamba comes n king comes. Mamba shy n try to analyse situation at that time king attack for a meal, inject huge poison mamba suddenly excite try to escape but its too late for it to attack or escape. King paralyzed feast ready for eat. Note-King Cobra is a snake eater!

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