Zagreb Zoo gets its first Komodo Dragon

A Komodo dragon also known as the Komodo monitor arrived in Zagreb Zoo recently, and this three-and-a-half-year-old lizard was the first representative of its species to be exhibited in Croatia, Zagreb Zoo has reported.

A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres in rare cases and weighing up to 165 kilograms.

The first Komodo dragon in the zoo in the Croatian capital was sent from a crocodile farm in Pierrelatte, France.

He is currently 1.8 metres long.

Last update: Sun, 24/04/2016 - 18:18
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