Saturday, January 28, 2006

KOMODO DRAGONS - 10ft dragon is searching for love

Here's the Manchester Evening News with an article on an amorous Komodo Dragon arriving at Chester Zoo, looking for some cold-blooded red-hot luvvin'...
A FEARSOME-LOOKING 10ft dragon searching for love has arrived at Chester Zoo after a cross-channel dash from France.

Kimaan, a Komodo Dragon who normally lives at Thoiry Zoo just outside Paris, has made the trip to meet potential mates Flora and .

Komodo Dragons are meat-eating lizards with poisonous fangs (sic) and they can grow to a 18 feet in length. In the wild they eat pigs, deer, fish and even buffalo, using their long tongues to sniff out their prey.

Kevin Buley, curator of reptiles, said: "Kimaan has come over to find himself a mate and we hope that he will become friendly with one of our girls and breed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Call me a pedant, but Komodo Dragons don't have poisonous fangs. They do, however, possess venom glands and do envenomate their prey.

Cheers
Kimbits

Gareth said...

Well spotted. However, don't shoot the messenger.... I'll stick a (sic) in there!

Anonymous said...

They don't quite grow to 18 feet / 5.5 meter either.
Just over 3 meter or 10 feet is more like it.
(feels big enough when you're standing next to one though..
http://david.tryse.net/2005-09-C...ia3/ img001.html
)
David