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Wild Inside the National Zoo: SEASON 2: EPISODE 6

How to Train Your Dragon

Reptiles aren't generally included in conversations about animal intelligence, but caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo can speak to their smarts. From Cuban crocodiles who hunt for targets to monitor lizards who respond quickly to tapping sounds, training is a vital way to ensure animal safety, provide stimulation, and help with vital husbandry. Join the zoo's caretakers as they introduce the brilliant reptiles they work with and teach daily.