Three young Komodo dragons that went missing from Surabaya Zoo this month are thought to have been sold on the black market. An Indonesian wildlife foundation has said it is likely the dragons would have been stolen to order, with each Komodo fetching up to IDR40 million (US$4,580). Local news portal tempointeraktif.com, reported ProFauna Indonesia Chairman, Rosek Nursahid, as saying that he had heard of Komodo dragons being sold at the Pramuka Bird Market in Jakarta in the past.It is still unclear how the young Komodos were taken from the zoo. They were being kept in a display case along with several other dragons when they are believed to have been stolen in two separate raids on 1 and 5 March.
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