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Komodo Dragons Set to Return to Calgary Zoo in February

For immediate release: January 25, 2018 - 9:00am

It is time to say farewell to Thorn and Shruikan as the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) begins preparations for the Komodo dragons to return to the Calgary Zoo.

The Komodo Island Exhibit opened to the public on April 1, 2017, giving visitors an opportunity to learn more about Komodo dragons while also getting an up-close look at these larger-than-life lizards.

Although the Komodo Island Exhibit was only a temporary home for the dragons, Thorn and Shruikan settled into the Zoo family quite well.

“The dragons were a great addition to our collection, and it has been amazing to watch them grow over the past year,” said Tim Sinclair-Smith, Zoo Manager.  “When the dragons first arrived, Thorn weighed 21.40 kg while Shruikan weighed 23.25 kg.  Since then, the dragons have grown to be 32.25 kg and 31.00 kg respectively.”

The Zoo invites everyone to come and see the Komodo Island Exhibit one last time before it closes on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is by donation until March 31.

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