Komodo Dragon Arrives at NZP

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Summary

"Kelana," a male Komodo dragon, who had been symbolically presented to the Zoo on May 22, 1970, arrives at the NZP weighing 238 pounds and measuring 8-1/2 feet. He later dies in April, 1975.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 6/1975, p. 3

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 15, 1970

Topic

  • Animals
  • Gifts
  • Komodo dragon

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