In the video “Feeding a Komodo Dragon | Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under,” viewers get an exhilarating look at Naga, a powerful Komodo dragon, as he receives an enriching carcass feed. This feed is designed to mimic the natural predatory instincts of the Komodo dragon in the wild, keeping Naga’s instincts sharp and providing him with a challenge.
The handlers, Josh and Stu, carefully prepare the meat carcass and hang it in the enclosure, ready for Naga to engage in a chasing predatory response. Naga, a 50-kilo lizard, eagerly takes on the challenge and begins to tear through the meat. The handlers closely observe Naga’s behavior and communicate with each other to ensure their safety and the success of the feed.
As Naga devours the carcass, it becomes clear that he is beginning to slow down and show signs of filling up. After the carcass is picked clean, the handlers gently indicate to Naga that dinner is over, and it’s time to leave. The incredible display of Naga’s natural behaviors and instincts leaves the handlers in awe of the Komodo dragon’s power.
The enriching carcass feed not only provides Naga with a substantial meal but also offers valuable insight into the natural behaviors of Komodo dragons. It is a reminder of the importance of providing enriching experiences for animals in captivity to ensure their physical and mental well-being.
Video “Feeding a Komodo Dragon | Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under” was uploaded on 06/20/2021 by Nat Geo WILD Youtube channel.