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51,661. In 2006 at London Zoo a biological phenomenon occurred: a female Komodo Dragon became pregnant despite having no contact with a male Dragon. Amazingly the female Dragon had given birth to parthenogenetic offspring. (Animal & Komodo Dragon & Zoo) The Truth Behind: Loch Ness
51,972. Few odder than these proboscis monkeys: 1956 Zoo Quest for a Dragon. (Animals & Monkeys & Dragon & Komodo Dragon) Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild I: BBC 2012
51,975. 1956: Zoo Quest for a Dragon: the Komodo Dragon. (Animals & Dragon & Komodo Dragon) ibid.
111,432. Female Komodo dragons can give birth to live young without having contacted the male. And female aphids can clone themselves to produce thousands of copies. (Animal & Komodo Dragon & Virgin) Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities s2e1: Virgin Birth
111,433. In 1926 an expedition was launched by an America called William Burden to find out more. (Animal & Komodo Dragon & Virgin) ibid.
111,434. They proved to be more gentle and intelligent than expected. (Animal & Komodo Dragon & Virgin) ibid.
66,666. Maybe a baby version of the legendary New Guinea Dragon has also been filmed ... In 1979 a six-foot specimen was shot near the river Fly. Arthur C Clark’s Mysterious World
78,347. The Dragon has long been seen as a prehistoric creature from a lost world. But we’re beginning to realise there’s far more to this lizard than meets the eye. Komodo: Secrets of the Dragon s/a Komodo Dragon - The Deadly Bite
78,348. Home to some 4,000 Dragons. ibid.
78,349. Today Australia is no longer home to giants; at some point they disappeared. ibid.
78,350. The Dragon is a very good swimmer. ibid.
78,351. In extreme situations females can reproduce without a male. ibid.
78,352. The hatchlings must quickly head up into trees for safety. ibid.
78,353. When the Dragon bites it infects its victim with bacteria. ibid.
78,354. Venom to prevent blood-clotting ... could open up new links in the search for new medicines. ibid.
138,229. Able to take down large prey, even humans … A modern-day monster … The Komodo dragon can be found on five of these islands: they are the largest in the monitor lizard family. The largest Komodo dragon in modern record measured ten feet long and weighed 365 pounds. (Komodo Dragon & Monster) Monster Quest s2e19: Real Dragons, History 2008