Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Baby Dragons Born!

The Associated Press reports that in an evolutionary twist, the newborns' eight-year-old mother Flora shocked staff at Chester Zoo in northern England when she became pregnant without ever having a male partner or even being exposed to the opposite sex. The virgin birth of five Komodo dragons gives scientists new hope for the captive breeding of the endangered species!

The article goes on to say, “Parthenogenesis — where eggs become embryos without male fertilization — had only been noted once before in a Komodo dragon. Genetic tests showed that Sungai, a resident of London Zoo, was the sole parent to offspring last April.”

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