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Zoo's newest tenant: A modern-day dragon

Dua the dragon (photo from Ray Meibaum, St. Louis Zoo)


St. Louis, MO. – The Saint Louis Zoo says it has a modern-day dragon on display at its herpetarium.

A young male Komodo dragon named "Dua" is on display daily in his habitat.

He is almost three years old, is over four feet long and weighs about 40 pounds.

Dua, which means "two" in Indonesian, was the second to hatch from a clutch at the Toronto Zoo.

The Komodo is one of the world's largest lizards, averaging eight to ten feet long and weighing more than 200 pounds.

It's confined to a few small Indonesian islands and lives in grasslands, savannas and monsoon forests.

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