Trio of 9-month old Komodo dragons make debut at Denver Zoo

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 15:58:16-04

(Photos Courtesy of the Denver Zoo)

A scaly trio of 9-month old Komodo dragons have made their debut at the Denver Zoo this past weekend.

Ryu, Bai and Saphira made their debut weighing in at 2 pounds and measured at 18 inches in length. Ryu and Bai are both males and Saphira is a female, all three will reach up to 9 feet and 100 pounds when fully grown.

The trio came from the Fort Worth Zoo in April as part of the Species Survival Program. The program works to protect the survival and genetic diversity of select species.

Ryu, Bai and Saphira join two other adult Komodo dragons at the zoo, 15-year-old Raja and 8-year-old Kristika. 

Komodo dragons are the largest lizard in the world, living on only five islands in southeastern Indonesia. The large lizards have a long life span and can live for more than 50 years.