Tuesday, April 12, 2005

KOMODO DRAGONS - Toledo Zoo "DRAGONS" exhibit

News from toledoblade.com about a new exhibit at Toledo Zoo, with a six-foot Komodo Dragon called Dante as its star attraction.
The zoo's "Dragons" exhibit, complete with a variety of live species and fantastical displays, cost $200,000 and has been a year in the making - though some of the zoo's curators have been anticipating it for almost a decade.
"It's the only animal I know that just stares you down, like you're a potential meal. It has no fear at all," said Andy Odum, curator of reptiles, looking as though he'd like to reach out and pet the beast, which is being rented from the Fort Worth Zoo for the summer.