Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Virgin Komodo Dragon Birth Update

Previous post is here. Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the update. Photo of the little lizard at link.

Virgin Komodo dragon gives birth - Science - "MANCHESTER, England - A British zoo announced Wednesday the virgin birth of five Komodo dragons, giving scientists new hope for the captive breeding of the endangered species.

In an evolutionary twist, the newborns’ eight-year-old mother Flora shocked staff at Chester Zoo in northern England when she became pregnant without ever having a male partner or even being exposed to the opposite sex."

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