BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A komodo dragon is now calling the Buffalo Zoo home!
Kadal is the first of his species to reside at the zoo.
“He is about half of the size where he will grow into,” Buffalo Zoo Herpatology Manager Penny Felski says of the dragon, which can reach up to 200 pounds in weight.
He lives in the newly renovated Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center, which will open on May 24.
Say hello to Kadal the Komodo dragon! It’s the first time we’ve had this species at the Zoo & we couldn’t be more excited for you to meet him! Come welcome Kadal in the newly renovated Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center which opens to the public on Friday, May 24th. pic.twitter.com/xEFWaqBY6e — buffalozoo (@buffalozoo) May 6, 2019