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Komodo dragons born at L.A. Zoo

August 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles is home to 22 brand new Komodo dragons, the L.A. Zoo announced Wednesday. They're small now, but they'll grow to be the largest lizards in the world -- weighing up to 200 pounds.

Komodos are an endangered species. Breeding them in captivity is difficult, so L.A. zookeepers are excited because 23 hatched this month.

The new additions are important for keeping the species alive.

They're not on exhibit yet, but some will be put on display in the Winnick Family Children's Zoo.