Friday, August 20, 2004

NEWS - Komodo Dragon plunges to death at London Zoo

The BBC is reporting the sad news about the death one of London Zoo's Komodo Dragons. Also being covered by Scotsman.com
A rare Komodo dragon fell to her death while scaling a wall at London Zoo. Six-feet-long Nina, who weighed 44lbs, died after scrambling up an eight foot dividing wall to reach her mate in the other side of the pen.

An anxious wait to see if Britain has lost its chance of breeding Komodo dragons in captivity now looms.

There are believed to be about 5,000 left in the wild.