Flora produced a clutch of 10 eggs without mating at Chester Zoo, Cheshire, in May 2006.More coverage at MSNBC.com.
Although other lizards reproduce this way, it has only recently been recognised in Komodo dragons.
The five male hatchlings are up to 18 inches (46cm) long and weigh about 4ozs (113g). Two eggs are still in incubation and three others collapsed.
Other reptile species reproduce asexually in a process known as parthenogenesis. But Flora’s virginal conception, and that of another Komodo dragon earlier this year at the London Zoo, are the first time it has been documented in a Komodo dragon.
The evolutionary breakthrough could have far-reaching consequences for endangered species.