April Fools! Bronx Zoo Cobra Lands a TV Deal

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Animal Planet announces tongue-in-cheek plans to air a two-hour documentary on the snake, which became a major Internet celebrity after escaping from her cage.

The "Bronx Zoo Cobra" has landed a TV deal with Animal Planet.

April Fools'!

The net announced fake plans to create a two-hour documentary based off the snake, which became an Internet celebrity after somebody created an @BronxZoosCobra Twitter account to document her escapades around New York City. (The account gained over 200,000 follows, and elicited responses from Ellen DeGeneres and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg; the snake was found Thursday.)

Joked Marjorie Kaplan, president of Animal Planet and Science Networks in a statement: "We're looking for raw, untapped talent. We have a triple threat on our hands. @BronxZoosCobra is relatable, audacious and venomous, and you don't turn your back on a snake like that!”

"I'd really like to do a talk show like The Soup where I make witty and sssarcastic comments about other animal shows,” explained @BronxZoosCobra when asked about her asp-irations. “The possibilities are endlesss."

At the end of the press release about the special -- which promised "never-before-seen footage, the cobra’s home movies, photography and an exclusive interview with confessionals" -- the net joked "Editor’s Note:  April Fools fun courtesy of Animal Planet! "

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