Saturday 21 September 2019

Four baby Komodo dragons have hatched at San Antonio Zoo

The baby dragons were laid in the spring and hatched from October 30 to November 1.

(ANDREYGUDKOV/Getty Images)
(ANDREYGUDKOV/Getty Images)

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Rare baby Komodo dragons have hatched at San Antonio Zoo in Texas, with their first moments in the world showcased in a mesmerising time-lapse video.

The four new arrivals were laid in the spring by mum Tiga, and hatched from October 30 to November 1.

Posting the video to Facebook, San Antonio Zoo said: “We are thrilled to announce the birth of four Komodo dragons… the first three births occurred Tuesday night, the fourth dragon hatched last night.”

We are thrilled to announce the birth of 4 Komodo dragons at San Antonio Zoo. The attached video is a time lapse of the...

Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Thursday, November 1, 2018

The video of the babies hatching now has over 5,000 views from visitors.

The zoo said: “The baby dragons will be held in a behind-the-scenes nursery until they are old enough to be on exhibit.

“Komodo dragons are listed as vulnerable, making this an important win for their species.”

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