Skip to main content
sdzglibrarybanner San Diego Zoo Global Library

Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) Fact Sheet: Managed Care

Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

History of Managed Care

  • 1934: first komodo Dragon was placed on exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park.
  • 1963: San Diego Zoo received first Komodo dragons (Shaw 1963)
  • Few successful breeding attempts worldwide: 3 Indonesian Zoos (Ragunan, Surabaya and Gembira Loka), plus the National Zoological Park, Miami Metrozoo, Honolulu Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo.
  •  

Page Citations

Hudson et al. (1994)
Lange (1989)

SDZG Library Links