After the king cobra, the black mamba is the longest venomous snake in the world. It is also the fastest-moving snake in the world, reaching up to 23km/h.

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Image: Snake (Black Mamba) by David Schenfeld

Information sourced from: 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Dendroapsis polylepsis [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/177584/0 [accessed 14/08/2015].

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