Name That Snake: Cobra to Go on Display

The white monocled cobra made headlines in September when she eluded wildlife workers in LA for days

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San Diego Zoo

A cunning cobra who spent days loose in a Los Angeles suburb is about to make her public debut at the San Diego Zoo.

But first, she needs a name.

The zoo is currently having a contest to name the superstar snake. Here are the choices:

Adhira (“lightning”)

Saphēda (“white”)

Krīma (“cream”)

Cīnī (“sugar”)

Mōtī (“pearl”)

Sundara (“beautiful”)

Click here to vote for your favorite.

[G] White Cobra Makes Home in SD Zoo

The exotic snake was transferred from the Los Angeles Zoo to the San Diego Zoo because San Diego had the correct anti-venom for the Asian cobra.

It's against the law in California to own this type of snake as a pet. Her owner has never been found.

The cobra will go on display Tuesday after a three-month quarantine, according to the zoo.

Missing Attachment The monocled cobra that attacked a dog and sent snake wranglers scrambling in Thousand Oaks, California, was moved to the San Diego Zoo on Sept. 5, 2014. The cobra will be placed in a 90 day quarantine. NBC 7’s Candice Nguyen reports.
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