Six Komodo Eggs Hatch. PHOTO/ UPI
JAKARTA – The Florida Zoo announced the hatching of six Komodo dragons, an endangered species also known as the largest lizard in the world.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park announced the hatching of three female and three male Komodo dragons, marking an important milestone in the conservation of this species from Indonesia.
Once mature, this species of Komodo dragon can weigh up to 200 pounds and be 10 feet long, reports United Press International (UPI).
The dragon cubs will be placed behind the scenes before meeting the public this fall.
“This breeding success is the result of years of work by the zoo’s herpetology team. ZooTampa has long supported Komodo dragon conservation through its Species Survival Program, and we are pleased to continue our contribution through this hatchery,” according to the zoo.