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IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS An African snake that’s con­sid­ered one of the world’s dead­li­est snakes will be slith­er­ing into the In­di­anapo­lis Zoo next year.

The zoo just west of down­town In­di­anapo­lis will add a black mamba and other ex­otic snakes to a new snake ex­hibit set to open at its Deserts Dome on Memo­rial Day week­end 2019.

The highly ven­omous snake can grow to more than four me­tres, and is con­sid­ered one of the world’s fastest and most ven­omous snakes. The black mamba is brown­ish but it gets its name from the bluish-black shade in­side its mouth, which it opens widely when it feels threat­ened. They’re na­tive to the sa­van­nahs of Africa.

The new snake ex­hibit will also fea­ture two of Asia’s largest snake species, retic­u­lated and Burmese pythons, and sev­eral of In­di­ana’s ven­omous snakes.

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