The cobra is the most iconic symbol of India’s Hindu-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir.
But, for the last three years, the cobras have been disappearing from the capital of J&K, and the number of cobras in India has plummeted to its lowest level since the early 1980s.
Last week, in an attempt to reverse the decline, the Indian government introduced the Cobra Hero series, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the endangered species, with a special theme.
The series, which has so far been downloaded over 40 million times, features three characters with distinctive features: a cobra, a wolf and a wolf-faced snake.
The first episode of the series, titled Cobra Kailash, is being released on May 16, the anniversary of the birth of the cobas’ original king, a man called Ramdev, who lived from 1775 to 1837.
The cobras were first captured by British soldiers in 1792, and then sold to the British Raj in 1837, after the British government confiscated their traditional clothing.
They became a symbol of freedom and resistance, and were widely seen as symbols of independence.
In the episode, which takes place during the J& K government’s “Cobra Rally,” the cobral-masked figures appear in front of crowds, offering “a message of hope, peace and freedom,” according to a news release.
“The cobras are our hope and we hope they will return,” said R.S. Sharma, one of the producers of the Cobra Kails.
“The cobra represents the freedom of the nation and the freedom to live in peace and tranquility.”
In the same episode, the two characters, along with two others, also offer a message of peace to the audience: “This is a message from Cobra Hero,” the two wolf-masking figures, a cobral masked man and a cobras head, say.
At a rally in the city of Udhampur, India, on May 19, a group of protesters held a “cobran rally,” a gathering of thousands of people to call for the reopening of the country’s cobra parks.
The event was organized by the local Gorakhpur-based Gorakhni Jagat Association.
Cobras are considered endangered by the World Wildlife Fund, a non-profit that campaigns for their conservation.
After the rally, the Gorakhnani Jagat activists went to a zoo in Udhangarh to deliver flowers to the local wildlife, according to the release.
The zoo had been closed for a period of time because of a large fire that broke out there.
“We had planned to take a cobran and show it to the public,” said the Goraknani leader, A.P. Gupta.
“But when we went to the zoo, the staff told us that the animals were scared and had to be relocated to another part of the zoo.
We decided to give them a second chance, and after giving them some food, the zoo staff decided to show them the cobran.”