ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque BioPark welcomed a new resident recently. Sunny, an endangered Komodo dragon, is the latest inhabitant at the zoo.
The hope is that when Sunny meets Nancy, the other Komodo dragon at the zoo, the two will mate. Right now, they’re getting to know each other in a separate enclosure adjoined by a window.
Sunny is 10 feet long and weighs 154 pounds. He comes to New Mexico from a Honolulu zoo.
Komodo dragons are found only on about five islands in Indonesia. A shortage of females and poaching has led to the species decline.