Baltimore's dragon A dragon has taken over the...

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July 13, 2000|By Crystal Williams

Baltimore's dragon

A dragon has taken over the Baltimore Zoo! Well, maybe just the Main Valley section of the zoo. A Komodo dragon from Indonesia will be visiting until August. The dragon, named Sobat, is a 6 1/2 -foot-long female who is 17 years old. With claws, toxic saliva and a strong tail, this dragon, while not able to breathe fire, is still quite the predator. While visiting you can view other new additions to the zoo such as brother warthogs named Frasier and Niles, a baby zebra, two kori bustards and a camel.

The Baltimore Zoo is off Exit 7 of I-83. The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. $9.50 for adults and $5.50 for both children 2-15 and seniors 62 and up. Free parking. Call 410-366-LION.

`Kids' Stuff' shows

Federal Hill Park will be holding two Kids' Stuff performances this week with lots of juggling, puppets and magic for children. Today, watch the Juggling Hoffmans, known for their daredevil prop juggling and magic tricks. Tuesday, watch the Bob Brown Puppets show, "Clowning Around." These talented puppets can roller skate, fly on a trapeze and juggle. Both shows include audience participation for children.

The Juggling Hoffmans will be at Federal Hill Park, Warren Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. today, and "Clowning Around" will be on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free. Call 1-888-Baltimore.

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