Bring a Komodo dragon into your home! The $75 Adopt package includes a stuffed animal and a photo-filled, five-card set, including a postcard, certificate, Build a Zoo Animal card and more. It's easy to show your support for your favorite animal, both here at the Zoo and around the world.
Adopt a Species to give the perfect gift to the conservationist in your life — even if the conservationist is you.
Komodo dragons are considered vulnerable, but the species knows how to defend itself; the bacteria and venom in this lizard's saliva can kill its prey within a few days.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo was the first zoo outside of Indonesia to successfully hatch Komodo dragons. When you symbolically adopt an animal, you support Friends of the National Zoo in its efforts to help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.