The most feared snake in all of Africa, the black mamba is the fastest snake in the world and can travel at up to 10 -12 miles per hour!
The average length of the Black mamba is 8 feet 2 inches, but can grow up to 14 feet long. This makes it the second longest venomous snake in the world, and the first in Africa. Black mambas weigh on average about 3.5 lb.
The black mamba gets is name not because of its dark body colour but because of the inside of its ink-black mouth.
Black mamba bites can be lethal to human with up to 400mg of venom in just one bite. A single black mamba bite can kill a human within 20 minutes, although it can take up to an hour.
Where they live
Savannah, rocky plains and open woodland
What they eat
Birds, voles, rats, squirrels, mice, rats and bush babies