facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gila monsters born in Swedish animal park

March 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 2 (UPI) -- Two Gila monsters, the world's most venomous lizards, were born in a Stockholm, Sweden, animal park this week, park officials announced.

The birth Wednesday was the first of the species in Europe, Jonas Wahlstrom, managing director of the aquarium at Stockholm's Skansen animal park, said.

"We're extremely happy to have finally succeeded in multiplying the numbers of Gila monsters after breeding them for years," he said.

The reptiles were born after a four-month incubation period, the Swedish news website TheLocal.se reported Sunday.

The Gila monster is native to the southern United States and northern Mexico. One of only two species of poisonous lizards, it can grow to as long as 24 inches.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
2
See the 4-inch dog that may be England's smallest
3
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park
4
Watch outraged parent rip Calif. school district for 'forcing' special needs students to recycle
5
Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback