Friday, October 07, 2005

KOMODO DRAGONS - Zoofari 2005

The Brownsville Herald with an article on Zoofari 2005, the proceeds of which will benefit construction of new exhibit for Cincinnati Zoo's Komodo Dragons Jasmine and Pandora.
"[Jasmine] wants to make sure she smells everything because the keeper just put in new mulch," said Colette Adams, curator of herpetology at the zoo. "She wants to see if the keeper dropped anything behind like a guinea pig."

The zoo received Jasmine and Pandora from the Cincinnati Zoo when they were only 3 months old. Back in May 1994, when they first arrived, the reptiles were only 24 inches long, but have since grown to be nearly seven feet long.