Monocled Cobra Transferred from L.A. Zoo

CONTACT: L.A. Zoo Press

September 5, 2014

PHOTO CREDIT: Ian Recchio, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Los Angeles Zoo

Monocled Cobra Transferred from L.A. Zoo to San Diego Zoo

As of around 1 p.m. this afternoon, San Diego Zoo staff arrived at the Los Angeles Zoo to collect the monocled cobra that has been in quarantine since Thursday afternoon after being caught by L.A. County Animal Control. The monocled cobra is now in the care of San Diego Zoo. Attached is a photo of the monocled cobra that was taken in the L.A. Zoo’s quarantine facility during its transfer from L.A. Zoo to San Diego Zoo.

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