Hop on the caravan, we have exciting news - another female Bactrian camel has joined our zoo family! We are excited to welcome 7-year-old 'Marshie'. Marshie is now calling the camel habitat…Read More
There are two special birthdays in Gateway to Asia this month – our Komodo dragons are 10 years old!
‘Shruikan’ had his birthday on December 2nd, and ‘Thorn’ turns 10 today! It’s hard to believe that these two are only now reaching double digits, but that’s what happens when you’re the world’s largest lizard!
Being a large lizard comes with a long tongue. Komodo dragons use their long, forked tongues to taste the air. When their tongues touch the Jacobson’s organ in the top of their mouth, they analyze the chemical makeup of the airborne molecules to pinpoint where prey is.
Join us in wishing Shruikan and Thorn a happy birthday!