Reproduction: The breeding occurs in the month of January and the majority of
eggs are laid in April and May. The female may lay eggs numbering 12 to 22 or
more at a time. Eggs are guarded by one or both the parents. Incubation is done
by both sexes. The eggs hatch in about 48-69 days. Like adult, the hatchlings are
also highly poisonous.
Behaviour: Cobras are usually active at night. They are normally not aggressive reptiles. However, when disturbed, they become very aggressive. It spreads hood when alarmed. During hood, the cobra sways backwards and forwards. Occasionally they eject poison as a spray by the forceful thrust. Cobras are good swimmers.
Life span: In captivity they are known to live 10-12 years or more.