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Re: Dragon's Paradise Lost - re-planting KD's in Oz

On Thu, Oct 1st, 2009 at 11:31 PM, Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:

> Now, what if we just take some animals in danger of extinction and
> raise them as pets (more useful for small or non-carnivorous critters)
> instead of cats and dogs?

Tamed Komodo monitors could actually make quite good pets. There's one at 
Taronga Park Zoo in 
Sydney called Tuka who particularly likes a scratch around the ears from his 
human keepers.

He was captured wild in 1983, and spent about 10 years in an Indonesian zoo 
before moving to 
Sydney. Imagine how friendly a captive-born and hand-raised Komodo monitor 
could become.



Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj