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New display features nine live species from land and sea, all with "dragon" in their names.
The late rocker Jim Morrison may have been known as “the Lizard King” during his heyday in the late-1960s, but another creature that lived 40 million years ago is being hailed as the “king of lizards.”
A new study found that Southeast Asian water monitor lizards are being killed or removed from their habitat at an unsustainable rate.
An international team of researchers has found that female Komodo Dragons live half as long as males on average, seemingly due to their physically demanding 'housework' such as building huge nests and guarding eggs for up to six months.
In what could be the ultimate act of feminism, wild female North American pit vipers have been shown to give birth without mating.
Surabaya zoo keepers became aware of three missing baby Komodo dragons on February 28, however, they did not report this to zoo management until March 5.
University of Alberta researchers have unearthed a mysterious link between bones of an ancient lizard found in Africa and the biggest, baddest modern-day lizard of them all, the Komodo dragon, half a world away in Indonesia.
A newly discovered species of monitor lizard, a close relative of the Komodo dragon, was reported in the journal Zootaxa this week by a professor at UC Santa Barbara and a researcher from Finland.
Biologists have discovered a previously unknown monitor lizard in the Philippines--a cousin to the Komodo Dragon that is more than six feet long and has a double penis.
Singapore Zoo has productively bred the extremely-scarce Komodo dragon, officials announced Monday, adding that the rare baby was healthy and happy.
The Perentie is the largest monitor lizard native to Australia. They are found west of the Great Dividing Range in the arid regions of Australia. They are not a common sight and can usually escape detection before it has a chance to be seen. An adult Perentie can grow up to 8 feet long although its average size is 5.5 to 6.5 feet long. It is likely the third largest lizard on earth, after the Komodo Dragon, and the Water Monitor. Crocodile Monitors rival the Perentie in being the third...
The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...
Australian lizards belonging to the Varanus genus (monitor lizards) are called Goannas. This name is thought to be derived from the word iguana, as early European settlers likened them to the South American lizards. There are around 20 species of goanna, 15 of which that are unique to Australia. They are a varied group of carnivorous reptiles that range greatly in size and fill several ecological niches. The Goanna features prominently in Aboriginal Mythology and Australian folklore....
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.