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Komodo Dragon - Virginia Aquarium
Komodo Dragon - Virginia Aquarium

Komodo Dragon - Virginia Aquarium

Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
A recent $25 million renovation at the Virginia Aquarium included the addition of the Restless Planet permanent exhibit which is home to 6,000 new animals and 367 new species including Komodo dragons, exotic cobras, the endangered Tomistoma (a species of freshwater crocodile), spotted eagle rays, and hedgehogs.

Komodo dragons are an endangered species that are native to Indonesia. They are the largest lizards in the world and may grow to 9 feet and weigh 200 pounds.

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