Year of the Dragon
Monday 23 January 2012
To celebrate Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac, zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo treated our male komodo dragon to a tasty treat for Chinese New Year.
All eyes are on Raja, the male komodo dragon at ZSL London Zoo, as celebrations begin for the Year of the Dragon.
Raja tucked in to a tasty meal of fish from his special version of a Chinese red envelope which is traditionally exchanged at Chinese New Year. Keepers also spruced up the dragon with a wash to see in the new year.
Watch the video of Raja to see what happened:
Komodo dragons are the world's largest living lizards. ZSL London Zoo is home to a male and a female komodo dragon. Raja, the male, is actually very sociable for a Komodo dragon, a species that generally prefer solitary life. However, komodo dragons can also be deadly with razor-sharp teeth and toxic saliva that can fell a buffalo making them formidable predators!