A Habitat for Komodo Dragons Under Construction At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
- komodo dragon habitat Photo
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Jim Breheny (@JimBreheny), Director of the Bronx Zoo and WCS Executive Vice President and General Director of the WCS Zoos and Aquarium, tweeted this glimpse of the artists from the zoo's Exhibition and Graphic Arts Department building an indoor habitat for Komodo dragons. The exhibit will open this fall in the historic Zoo Center building.
In the wild, Komodo dragons live on islands off the coast of Indonesia. They are known for their lethal bite that contains deadly strains of bacteria that will kill prey within hours. The Komodo dragon is a carnivore, the top predator on the islands where it lives.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.