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Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by Peter Dickinson, 10 Nov 2009.

  1. Peter Dickinson

    Peter Dickinson Well-Known Member

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    My visit to the Gembira Loka Zoo took place shortly after the 2006 earthquake. The zoo like much of the city of Yogyakarta was in a bit of a mess. I would like to re-visit and see how things have come together. Difficult to be too critical about a place that was suffering so much from the effects of nature coupled with financial and staff problems. EAZA did set aside some funds to help out. Saw my biggest ever Komodo Dragon here and the largest group of Proboscis monkeys.
     
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    Peter any idea about the size or weight of the Dragon?
     
  3. Peter Dickinson

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    Difficult to be sure Mark but I could give a good guess that it was around 3+ metres and must have weighed over a hundred kilos. I have seen a lot of large Komodos (and other monitors) but the Gembira Loka one does stick in my memory.
     
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    3 plus metres :eek:, Geezzz do you have any pics
     
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    No, sorry. I may have done once but they would have been very poor quality because I had no camera as such.
     
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