Finally, the Bronx Zoo’s Reptile House is open again. This means we can all get some face time with the newly-named Mia, who is the most famous and important cobra ever to have lived. And you’d better believe the Zoo is milking it: the sign on her enclosure now reads “Meet Mia – The Famous Bronx Zoo Cobra,” and there is a little placard explaining her exciting escape to a nearby part of the same building she’s always been in. Are you rushing to the Reptile House yet?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 9, 2011