There's one known Chinese Banded King Cobra living in the United States and it's on its way to Chicago.
The cobra will be the center of a "Year of the Snake" exhibit running from Feb. 7 to 9 at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Joining the King Cobra will be all four of the venemous snake species found in Illinois -- the Massasauga, Cottonmouth, Souther Copperhead and Timber Rattlesnake.
The snakes will be on display between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each day, there will be other activities centered around snakes and the Chinese New Year. The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is a partner in the celebration. Nature museum scientists will bring the snakes to the Chinatown museum on Feb. 8.
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