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Miraculous babies

Duration: 02:11

Female Komodo dragons can reproduce without a male. Their body creates a sperm substitute with which they fertilise their own eggs. When they first hatch, baby dragons are surprisingly vulnerable and climb trees as soon as possible to evade predation on the ground.

Available since: Thu 18 Aug 2011

Credits

Narrator
Peter Capaldi
Participant
Bryan Fry
Producer
Stephen Dunleavy
Executive Producer
Chris Cole

This clip is from

Natural World 2011-2012, Komodo - Secrets of the Dragon

4/13 Dr Bryan Fry uses hi-tech tools to uncover the true nature of the world's largest lizard.

First broadcast: 24 Aug 2011

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