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.
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.