2 Komodo dragons to go on exhibit in Galveston

2 Komodo dragons to go on exhibit in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Large lizards alert.

Sibling Komodo (kuh-MOH'-doh) dragons named Diablo and Murphy will go on exhibit Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

The Galveston County Daily County (http://bit.ly/1aYGIni ) reported Thursday that the 3-year-old Komodo dragons will be featured at the Rainforest Pyramid.

The animals were born at the Los Angeles Zoo and arrived at Moody Gardens when they were about 4 months old. Biologists have been training the rare reptiles ever since then.

Diablo, who's male, weighs about 55 pounds and is more than 5-feet long. Moody Gardens spokeswoman Jerri Hamachek says Murphy, who's female, is slightly smaller.

Experts say the Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard and can grow to a length of more than 11 feet.

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Online:

http://www.moodygardens.com/

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com