Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983


New Records of Albino Spectacled Cobra Snakes (Naja naja) in Madhya Pradesh

Sandeep Fellows

Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh is home of an estimated 1.798 million population with a total area of 285.88 (square kilometres). Bhopal and nearby areas is rich in terms of its faunal & floral diversity. It is a home to several endangered, endemic and rare species. It is surprising that big cat like Tiger (Panthera tigris) Panther (Panthera pardus) mammals like Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Jackal (Canis aureus), Blackbuck (A.cervicapra) are wandering near human settlements in search of prey, shelter and water. It's also home of large no of bird’s species, migratory birds’ herpetofauna (Crocodile, lizard snake and amphibians) and fishes.

This is rarest sighting in recent history of India Albino wild animal or other animals are extremely rare, albino animals, including the Cobras. First report of albinism in Spectacled Cobra is recorded in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier to this no published studies on Albino snake in Madhya Pradesh but few sighting evidence reported.