10 29/10/2010

Komodo Dragon enjoys trick or treat

As part of the Halloween celebrations, Chester Zoo’s Komodo Dragon, Flora, was treated to a snack of beef and fish hidden inside a pumpkin.

Komodo Dragons are the largest species of lizard in the world and are found on a few of the Indonesian islands.  They are thought to be able to run up to 20 kilometres per hour.

Flora eats using what keepers estimate to be 60 serrated teeth. 

Komodo Dragons are classed as Vulnerable