Rare Komodo dragon killed in zoo fire

Written by on December 19, 2013 in Rare Critters - No comments

A fire broke out at a San Antonio Zoo in Texas killing five snakes and a 15-year-old Komodo dragon name Scatha.

It’s believed a heating device which was meant to keep the reptiles warm caught on fire because of a faulty electrical issue.

“Its depressing,” said Steve McCusker, San Antonio Zoo Director in a news report.  “Everybody’s got a lump in their stomach about it.”

The good news is however that 90 snakes and other reptiles were saved including a second Komodo dragon at the zoo.

The fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage. No non-critters were hurt but it will take the enclosure about seven to eight months to rebuild. 

Photo credit: San Antonio Zoo

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