The Egyptian cobra is now known as "Mia," which also stands for "missing in action." The zoo held a contest to name the poisonous snake, and some 59,000 people voted on the final five choices.
Mia went missing for about a week and quickly became the stuff of legend. Someone even started pretending to be the cobra on Twitter.
The animal was found in a dark corner of the reptile house. Zoo visitors will be able to see Mia when the reptile house reopens on Saturday.
Other finalists in the naming contest:
- Agnes, which is Greek for pure or holy.
- Amaunet, an ancient Egyptian goddess. It means "the female hidden one."
- Subira, Egyptian for "patient."
The Associated Press contributed to this story