by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.
Photo: Bronx Zoo

Yes, the lunacy surrounding the still-missing Bronx Zoo Cobra has reached a new level.

While this 20-inch, pencil-thin Egyptian cobra continues to revel/starve in the sweet arms of freedom, the world has decided to elevate anthropomorphism to new levels of hilarity in his/her name. The @BronxZoosCobra twitter account now has close to 200,000 followers. The official Bronx Zoo twitter has just under 9,000. If this is a giant marketing ploy, as some have suggested, it’s absolute genius.

Yesterday, SKYY Vodka offered the cobra a $10,000 endorsement deal to attend the launch of its new fruit-flavored spirit next month in Las Vegas. Today, there’s a Facebook campaign underway to get the cobra to host SNL. SSSSeriously. If Betty White can do it, how about the cobra?

“Do you think the cobra would want to a redux of King Tut with Steve Martin?,” writes one commenter.

Currently, there are about 3,000 people that would love to see this happen – and probably 14 SNL cast members who would whole-heartedly disagree.

Check out the page here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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