BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Zoo has a big new scaly friend.
The zoo announced on Facebook the addition of a Komodo dragon named Kadal.
Kadal is the first of his species to live in the Buffalo Zoo.
The Komodo dragon has been living at the zoo since October.
He was just cleared to join the other reptiles in the newly renovated reptile center.
According to the Smithsonian's National Zoo & Biology Institute, the Komodo dragon is the largest type of lizard in the world.
The Reptile House opens to the public on Friday, May 24th.