Dragons and Monsters

Two extraordinary lizard species were big news at the Zoo in 1963: the arrival of two adult Komodo dragons, the Zoo’s first of this species, and the first hatching of Gila monsters in any zoo. While no one wants an actual bite from a venomous lizard, San Diego was bitten by the excitement of seeing these very rare reptiles.


Innovation 1957 - 1966
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