SAFD: Komodo Dragon killed in fire at the San Antonio Zoo

SAFD: Komodo Dragon killed in fire at the San Antonio Zoo

Credit: Jenny Suniga / KENS 5

SAFD: Komodo Dragon killed in fire at the San Antonio Zoo

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by KENS 5 staff

khou.com

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 16 at 12:29 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Emergency crews responded to a fire at the San Antonio Zoo in the 3900 block of N St. Mary's Street Monday.

A zoo official confirmed a 15-year-old Komodo dragon as well as a snake and another lizard were killed in the fire. Firefighters had to quickly move dozens of reptiles including a 300 lb python, according to SAFD.

Around 100 reptiles were in the enclosure when the fire broke out.  A zoo official told KENS 5 reporter Jenny Suniga the Komodo dragon exhibit is expected to be closed for up to eight months.  The San Antonio zoo is open despite Monday's fire.

There were no other reported injuries.

This is a developing story -- refresh this page for further updates.


 

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