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Cagey Cobra Needs A Name


  • Cleopatra -- Egypt's last pharaoh who is said to have killed herself with a snake bite
  • Mia -- To stand for "missing in action"
  • Subira -- Egyptian word for "patience"
  • Amaunet -- Ancient Egyptian goddess whose name means "the female hidden one"
  • Agnes -- Greek for pure or holy, also a reference to St. Agnes

The Bronx Zoo has revealed the five finalists it had whittled down from more than 33,000 suggested names that were submitted by the public for its now-famous Egyptian cobra, which made international headlines when it escaped for six days before being recaptured in the zoo's Reptile House.

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Escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra Captured

The highly venomous cobra, which made headlines after she escaped from her holding cage in the Bronx Zoo last Friday, was captured Thursday morning in a dark corner of the Reptile House, according to Bronx Zoo officials.

During her week on the lam the Egyptian Cobra has become a world-wide celebrity, and a joke Twitter account set up on the snake's behalf now has about 200,000 followers.

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Sneaky Snake has Team of Tweeters

MISSING COBRA HAS ALMOST 100K FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER

: A Twitter user with an a great sense of imagination has started an account for the Bronx Zoo's missing Egyptian cobra.

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