A virgin birth at the zoo?

February 8, 2008 5:56:21 AM PST
Zoo keepers in Wichita are reporting an apparent virgin birth -- of Komodo dragons.

Officials at the Sedgwick County, Kansas, Zoo say their two Komodo dragons are female.

As far as they know, these particular endangered reptiles have never been exposed to a male.

The two baby dragons were hatched less than two weeks ago. The experts say there are two other known cases of Komodo dragons being hatched without male fertilization.

But the zoo keepers say they'll do DNA testing on the mama and baby Komodos to make sure there was no daddy dragon involved.


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