Monday, December 25, 2006

all hail dragon jesus?

You may have heard about the Virgin dragon to give birth in holiday season. Flora is a Komodo Dragon living at the Chester Zoo who has managed to lay fertile eggs without ever being exposed to a male Komodo Dragon. It has long been known that other organisms have the capacity to reproduce in this fashion (known as parthenogenesis)but this is one of the first cases it has been observed in a Komodo Dragon.

The story reminds me of the Woodland Critter Christmas episode of South Park which centers around a porcupine giving birth to a Savior (with a twist).

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