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Adopt a Komodo Dragon

Adopting a Komodo dragon at Paignton Zoo will make a real contribution to the care and general wellbeing of our Komodo dragon, as well as our work for wildlife.

Our adoption packs make a brilliant gift for animal lovers of any age. Prices start from as little as £35 per year, with three different packs to choose from.

We’re home to a female Komodo dragon, called Khaleesi. A huge favourite of our regular guests, she is an impressive two metres long and weighs over 25kgs! The world’s largest lizard is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to the main threat of habitat degradation.

In captivity, Komodo dragons are managed by a studbook which aims to keep the zoo population healthy and diverse. They are one of the most studied lizard species and many zoos, including Paignton, contribute towards researching dragons in the wild.

How do I adopt a Komodo dragon?

Please note that the standard animal adoption pack is the only option currently available for the Komodo dragon. We do have more adoption packages available for other animals.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Please note that our adoption gift packs are only available for UK delivery.

Komodo dragon adoption packs available:

Komodo dragon standard adoption pack

Komodo dragon adoption pack – £35

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the Komodo dragon
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of a Komodo dragon
  • Your name displayed in the zoo for 12 months