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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2004

 

 

BABY KOMODO DRAGONS BACK ON DISPLAY AT HONOLULU ZOO

 

            The public will again have the opportunity to view six baby Komodo Dragons who were born four years ago at Honolulu Zoo.

 

The baby dragons were removed from their original exhibit and out of the public’s view for the past two years, because they grew so large that a more spacious enclosure was required to be built for them. The largest baby male is six feet long, and he and his fellow males are expected to reach more than eight feet in length, while the females remain noticeably smaller.

 

This group of Komodo dragons is significant because it is the world’s first dragons to be successfully bred in captivity outside of Indonesia, their native home   The Honolulu Zoo is the only place outside of Indonesia where the dragons can be viewed interacting as they would in the wild.

 

For more information, contact Mary Harbold, Zoo education specialist, at

971-2509

 

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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

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