A zoo-keeper at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is recovering after being bitten by a four-foot long female komodo dragon on Sunday.
In a post on Facebook, the zoo reported that the keeper had been “performing routine animal care” when the dragon bit her from inside the cage:
CNN affiliate KETV reports that the keeper was rushed to the hospital after the zoo nurse was unable to stop the bleeding. She has now been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
The 10-pound dragon is one of three at the zoo in Omaha and the facility has said that it will re-evaluate how it works with the rare lizards.