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Seven Komodo dragons born in Indonesia zoo

Seven komodo dragons have been born in a zoo in Indonesia's East Java Province.

The youngsters were hatched as part of an artificial incubation scheme which aims to boost chances of survival by keeping eggs away from the dangers often found in the wild.

The dragons, which are a rare type of carnivorous lizard, can weigh up to 150kg when fully grown and are known as fearsome predators in the wild.

Tom Bayly reports.

  • 18 Mar 2013