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Common Name: Rinkhals

Scientific Name: Hemachatus haemachatus

Diet: The rinkhals has a varied diet. Its main prey is toads, but it also eats small mammalsamphibians, and other reptiles.

Overview: The Rinkhals is similar to a cobra but smaller. It seldom grows larger than 1.2m in length and tends to be a dark-grey or brownish colour with irregular spotting lighter browns and creams.

Reproduction: They give birth to 20–35 live young, but as many as 65 young have been recorded.

Conservation Status and Threats: The rinkhals generally prefers grassland habitats because it allows them to blend in with the surroundings. Rinkhals also may live in swamps around southern Africa.

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