Friday, March 31, 2006

KOMODO DRAGONS - There's a dragon in Chicago

News of a new exhibition running April 8, 2006 to February 28, 2007 at 's Shedd Aquarium which features a Komodo Dragon called Faust, on loan from Ft. Worth Zoo. Here's a blog post and Chicago Tribune article with more.
Even with his bad table manners, smelly breath and lethal bite, Faust, the first Komodo dragon ever to take up residence in Chicago, has become the darling of his keepers at the Shedd Aquarium.

At 7 feet 10 inches long, 129 pounds and growing, Faust is a member of the monitor lizard species Varanus komodoensis, which happen to be the biggest lizards in the world, up to more than 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds after a good meal.
Could there be an episode in this...?