Endangered Komodo dragons hatch in U.S. zoo

The hatchings occurred between October 17 and October 27, with two males, four females, and four yet to be determined dragons.

A time-lapse video shared by the zoo captured two of the young dragons emerging from their eggs.

"The hatchlings are thriving, and we are looking forward to watching them grow and help preserve the existence of Komodo dragons," Tim Morrow, President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo said.

Komodo dragons originate from the Indonesian archipelago and are known as the largest living lizards in the world, with males capable of growing up to three metres long.

The species, which only lives on a few islands, is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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