Friday, December 03, 2004

KOMODO DRAGONS - Not your usual roadside attractions

CNN Money has this article about Komodo Dragons and the effect they have on Indonesian tourism.
Ron Magill, communications director for Miami Metrozoo, is one of the few human beings ready, willing, and able to pick up and carry a seven-foot, zoo-raised Komodo dragon around, but he wouldn't advise getting too close to a wild one. 'We've raised him from an egg,' says Magill, and 'even though he's not aggressive he's still hard to control. It's difficult to comprehend how strong he is.'