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2 Komodo Dragons to go on Exhibit in Galveston

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014  |  Updated 11:31 AM CDT
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Komodo Dragons to go on Exhibit in Galveston

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LONDON - JULY 12: Raja the Komodo dragon, the latest addition to London Zoo as part of an international conservation programme, is seen on June 12, 2004 at London zoo in London. Visitors can come face to face with London Zoo's 2.2 metre long male as he prowls his new state-of -the-art dragon's lair complete with a gory replica of his prey in the form of a model of a deer carcass. (Photo by Steve Finn/Getty Images)

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Large lizards alert. Sibling Komodo dragons named Diablo and Murphy will go on exhibit Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

The Galveston County Daily County reported Thursday that the 3-year-old Komodo dragons will be featured at the Rainforest Pyramid.

The animals were born at the Los Angeles Zoo and arrived at Moody Gardens when they were about 4 months old. Biologists have been training the rare reptiles ever since then.

Diablo, who's male, weighs about 55 pounds and is more than 5-feet long. Moody Gardens spokeswoman Jerri Hamachek says Murphy, who's female, is slightly smaller.

Experts say the Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard and can grow to a length of more than 11 feet.

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