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THREE young Komodo dragons missing from a zoo in Indonesia, the lost lizards are dangerous and fast on their feet

JAKARTA - THREE young Komodo dragons have gone missing from a zoo in Indonesia, a spokesman said on Tuesday, warning that the lost lizards were dangerous and fast on their feet. The missing reptiles, which measured 50cm to a metre long, were each around one year old and disappeared from their cage early this month, Surabaya zoo spokesman Agus Supangkat told AFP. 'We're worried if the Komodo dragons escaped. They're dangerous. Young Komodos like the ones missing love to climb trees and can move very fast.' The zoo has more than 50 of the giant lizards and trees in the cage had been trimmed to prevent any of the remaining animals escaping, Mr Supangkat added. 'They could have been eaten by predators, stolen or escaped. The zookeepers have said they didn't take them. The police are still investigating.' Until recently Komodo dragons were believed to hunt with a 'bite and wait...

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