Komodo dragon playing at the National Zoo
This is a video of Kraken, a female Komodo dragon raised at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, with her keeper Trooper Walsh. A group of researchers led by Gordon M. Burghardt of the University of Tennessee conducted 31 experiments with Kraken over the course of 2 years to observe her interactions with a variety of objects, with and without her keeper present, and sometimes marked with different scents. Her behavior with food or blood-scented items differed from her behavior with other objects, and this video of her stealing a handkerchief from the pocket of her keeper is an example of behavior that looks suspiciously like a puppy playing….
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