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September 13 Komodo Dragon

First Komodo Dragon Egg Hatches in the United States

 

First Komodo Dragon Egg Hatches in the United States

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Year: 
1992
Month: 
september
Day: 
13
Date: 
Sun, 1992-09-13
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The first Komodo dragon ever born outside its native Indonesia is hatched at George Mason University on September 13, 1992. The egg was laid 237 days earlier at the National Zoological Park. Within four weeks, a total of 13 Komodo dragons hatched at George Mason and at the Zoo, comprising the largest hatching of Komodo dragons on record, in zoos or in the wild.