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From the Ted Talk by Romulus Whitaker: The real danger lurking in the water

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The king cobra is quite remarkable for several reasons. What you're seeing here is very recently shot images in a forest nearby here, of a female king cobra making her nest. Here is a limbless animal, cpaalbe of gathering a huge mound of leaves, and then laying her eggs inside, to wathnsitd 5 to 10 [meters of rainfall], in order that the eggs can ibncuate over the next 90 days, and hcath into little baby king cobras. So, she protects her eggs, and after three mtnhos, the babies finally do hatch out. A majority of them will die, of course. There is very high mortality in little baby reptiles who are just 10 to 12 inhces long.

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The king cobra is quite remarkable for several reasons. What you're seeing here is very recently shot images in a forest nearby here, of a female king cobra making her nest. Here is a limbless animal, _______ of gathering a huge mound of leaves, and then laying her eggs inside, to _________ 5 to 10 [meters of rainfall], in order that the eggs can ________ over the next 90 days, and _____ into little baby king cobras. So, she protects her eggs, and after three ______, the babies finally do hatch out. A majority of them will die, of course. There is very high mortality in little baby reptiles who are just 10 to 12 ______ long.

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  1. capable
  2. inches
  3. months
  4. withstand
  5. incubate
  6. hatch

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The king cobra is quite remarkable for several reasons. What you're seeing here is very recently shot images in a forest nearby here, of a female king cobra making her nest. Here is a limbless animal, capable of gathering a huge mound of leaves, and then laying her eggs inside, to withstand 5 to 10 [meters of rainfall], in order that the eggs can incubate over the next 90 days, and hatch into little baby king cobras. So, she protects her eggs, and after three months, the babies finally do hatch out. A majority of them will die, of course. There is very high mortality in little baby reptiles who are just 10 to 12 inches long.

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