- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Zoo has reopened its Komodo dragon exhibit on the one-year anniversary of a deadly fire that killed one of the animals and several other reptiles.

Firefighters were in attendance for the reopening on Tuesday, which debuted a 10-year-old female named Tiga brought in form the Toronto Zoo.

A heating mat used to keep the reptiles warm ignited the two-story building last year. A 15-year-old Komodo dragon named Scatha and five other reptiles died in the fire. Zoo workers incubated an egg Scatha had buried and hatched her daughter, Phoenix, who is also on exhibit.

The new enclosure is heated by water.

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