By Josie April 19th, 2023
The elephant and cobra are almost as different as two species can be, but they're both dangerous in their own ways.
Cobras primarily reside in Africa and Asia, and prefer habitats such as forests, grasslands, deserts, and near water sources.
Elephants also inhabit areas Africa and Asia, mostly in savannas, forests, and grasslands.
The cobra is a solitary animal except during breeding.
Cobras are territorial and aggressive, and will readily attack anything or anyone that invades their territory.
In contrast, elephants are highly social animals that live in matriarchal societies or herds.
Elephants communicate through sounds and body language and are highly intelligent.
An elephant herd can consist of anything from 8 individuals, to as many as 100 elephants.
Cobras are carnivorous, they use their potent venom to immobilize their prey before consuming it whole.
Because of their high energy requirements they are constantly on the move in search of food and water.
Elephants are herbivorous, consuming up to 300 pounds of vegetation daily,
Typically, people associate them with deities or spirits.
In some parts of the world, cobra venom is used for medicinal purposes (although controversial.)
They have been used for transportation and warfare, also featuring in art, literature, and religion.
Humans have associated them with wisdom and strength.