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Mother of Dragons Delivers New Harvest at Reptile Park

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“It was a bit touching during the initial introductions, but our female became receptive and the two successfully mated.”

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2021-11-20T10: 00: 00 + 11: 00

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The Australian Reptile Park welcomes the arrival of 15 eggs this week as the Australian first for their Komodo dragon, Daenerys.

Guardians at NSW Central Coast Park risked the potentially fatal poisonous bite of the largest living lizard species to retrieve the eggs, giving them the best chance of successfully hatching.

The eggs will be kept locked up during their eight-month incubation period, with the temperature constantly monitored.

SHELL GAME: Guardians will watch over the precious Komodo Dragon Eggs during their eight-month incubation period. Photo: Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park head of reptiles Daniel Rumsey said a lot of work has gone into the breeding program, including ultrasound to ensure all eggs have been successfully laid.

“These are two animals that could potentially kill each other and cause serious damage to us the keepers,” he said.

“It was a bit touching during the initial introductions, but our female became receptive and the two successfully mated.”

This story Mother of Dragons Delivers New Harvest at Reptile Park
first appeared on Newcastle Herald.

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