Komodo Dragons Arrive at NZP

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Two Komodo dragons, gifts from the people of Indonesia, arrive at the National Zoological Park. The two dragons, Friendty and Sobat, are the only members of the species (Varanus komodoensis) on exhibit in the Western Hemisphere.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," September 1988, p. 2.

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Summer, 1988


  • Acquisitions
  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Komodo dragon
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Endangered species



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