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3-year-old Komodo dragon dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Published on Feb 1, 2014 4:05 PM

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AFP) - A three-year-old komodo dragon has died at an Indonesian zoo infamous for scores of animal deaths, zoo officials said Saturday.

A zookeeper found the dragon dead in its cage on Saturday morning when he came to feed the giant lizard.

"I moved its tail, but it didn't respond and when I checked, its eyes were already shut," said zookeeper Suraji, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

The zoo was conducting an autopsy to find the cause of death, zoo spokesman Agus Supangkat said.

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