Monday, March 23, 2009

A big batch of dragons

An Indonesian zoo is welcoming the arrival of 32 newborn Komodo dragons. A zoo spokesman said the endangered lizards, believed to number less than 4,000 in the wild, all hatched in the last two weeks and 14 eggs are still under observation. He calls it the Komodo's most successful breeding year ever at the zoo. The giant reptiles first arrived in the early 1980s, but the new births brought their total from 34 to 66. The Komodo dragon can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh as much as 150 pounds. They have a bite that can be deadly and can only be found in the wild on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca. Source Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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