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