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Dakota Midday: Komodo Dragon Makes Debut At Zoo

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This summer visitors to the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls can see a rare Komodo dragon. Four-year-old Natasha made her public debut earlier this month and is on display until September.

The Komodo dragon is a ferocious, carnivore from the islands of southeastern Indonesia. It’s the world’s largest living lizard. Females can get up to six feet long with an average weight of about 150 pounds. The average size for males is eight to nine feet and about 200 pounds.

Great Plains Zoo president and CEO Elizabeth Whealy joined Dakota Midday with more about Natasha the Komodo dragon.

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