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All Animals

Black Mamba

These snakes vary in color from gray to brown, and they get their name from the blue-black color of the inside of their mouth, which they display when threatened.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Dendroaspis polylepis


Sub-Saharan areas of south and east Africa

Location in the Zoo

Reptile and Amphibian House

Cool Animal Fact

Black mambas move extremely quickly – up to 12 mph!