black mamba

black mamba

Black Mamba Snakes Africa's Most Dangerous Snake Documentary

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The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), also called the common black mamba or black-mouthed mamba, is a highly venomous snake of the genus Dendroaspis (Mambas), and is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa. It was first described in 1864 by Albert Günther. It is the longest species of venomous snake in Africa, and the second-longest venomous snake in the world after the King cobra. It is also the fastest moving snake in Africa, and one of the fastest moving snakes on the planet, perhaps the fastest,capable of moving at 11 km/h (6.8 mph) over a distance of 43 m (141 ft).