Albuquerque BioPark welcomes new Komodo dragon

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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