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TX Zoo Fire Kills Rare Komodo Dragon

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A fire at the San Antonio, Texas zoo killed six reptiles including a rare komodo dragon. 90 other reptiles including the zoo's second komodo dragon were saved. Fire officials suspect that a mat used to keep the animals warm sparked the fire. (Dec. 17)

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