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Komodo dragons slide into Bronx Zoo

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 00:48

May 23 - Three adolescent Komodo dragons make an appearance at the Bronx Zoo's ''Amazing Monitors'' exhibit, opening Memorial Day weekend. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The Bronx Zoo hasn't had house guests like these since 1950. But now, they're welcoming three Komodo Dragons to the mix. And they're inching their way through the "Amazing Monitors" exhibit -- with the grand opening this Memorial Day weekend. But don't let their slow and steady way fool you -- the Komodo's bite can often result in a quick death. Deer and buffalo should be fearful of their hefty diet. At five feet in length, these adolescents are not yet fully grown. Adult males can reach nine feet and weigh up to 360 pounds. They're creating quite a stir at the zoo. With fewer than 2,500 remaining in the wild, guests can get up close and personal with the largest living lizard species in the world.

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Komodo dragons slide into Bronx Zoo

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 00:48