Wednesday, June 08, 2005

KOMODO DRAGONS - Dragon attends 124th birthday party

Here's food for thought. According to the Black Hills News Bureau , a Komodo Dragon at Reptile Gardens, Rapid City SD, will soon attend a birthday party for one of his zoo neigbours, Methuselah, a quarter-ton Galapagos tortoise, born in 1890!

Taking a peek at what happened in 1890, famous people born that year included Groucho Marx, Stan Laurel and Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Forth Bridge opened in Scotland and the cardboard box was invented. I'm sure Amazon.com are very grateful...

Here is a page about Reptile Garden's Komodo Dragons Awas and Naga.
Awas is the Bahasa Indonesian word for "Beware." The keepers at Reptile Gardens named him Awas because when he lived at the Tampa Zoo he bit a keeper and almost removed his thumb.

Naga is the Bahasa Indonesian word for "Dragon."