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Komodo dragon ‘Raja’ dies at Denver Zoo
DENVER -- Raja, a male Komodo dragon at the Denver Zoo, died over the weekend at the age of 16. The zoo announced Raja's passing Wednesday. Raja was born at the zoo in 2003. He lived in the Tropical Discovery exhibit his entire life. Raja was 8 feet long and weighed about 95 pounds. "Few animals in Tropical Discovery—or at the Zoo, for that matter—garnered as many 'oohs' and 'aahs' as Raja, especially when he sauntered along the glass to greet guests eye-to-eye. Raja will be remembered as calm, well-tempered and comfortable around his caretakers," the zoo said in a Facebook post.