Komodo Dragons Arrive at NZP

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Summary

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.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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

Contact information

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

Date

Summer, 1988

Topic

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

Place

Indonesia

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