Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Twitter Account, Tours City

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By Ujala Sehgal

This was obviously inevitable, but still sort of cute (unless it turns tragic). The infamous Egyptian cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo now has a fake Twitter account, where it has been tweeting about its adventures in sightseeing around New York.

In its first tweet, @BronxZoosCobra wrote: “I want to thank those animals from the movie ‘Madagascar.’ They were a real inspiration.” (“Madagascar” is the 2005 film where animals escape the Central Park zoo). The cobra now has over 43,000 followers, and under location it writes: “Not at the Bronx Zoo.”

When New York-based NBC news correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that “it may take ‘days or even weeks’ to find missing #cobra. Describe it as 20″, 3oz & pencil-thin,” the cobra responded, “@peternbcnews Don’t turn around. I’m right behind you. Just kidding! lol!”

Jokes aside, the cobra has a surprisingly non-violent side — it has expressed its desire for a vegan diet, and, in our favorite tweet, outrage at the treatment of its species.