The dragons’ introduction seems to have derived from the legend of St George whose cross has been a City emblem since at least the early 14th century and may have been specifically linked to a popular misconception that a fan-like object bearing the cross on an earlier crest was a dragon’s wing.

These original dragons can be found today at the Victoria Embankment. Half size replicas can be found at High Holborn, Farringdon Street, Aldersgate, Moorgate, Bishopsgate, Aldgate, London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. Other buildings in the City are home to the dragons as well.

The dragon boundary marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London. The dragons are painted silver, with details of their wings and tongue picked out in red.

Marked with cast iron dragons in the street, the boundaries of the City of London stretch north from Temple and the Tower of London on the River Thames to Chancery Lane in the west and Liverpool Street in the east.

Domine dirige nos The Latin motto of the City is Domine dirige nos, which translates as Lord, direct (guide) us. It appears to have been adopted in the 17th century, as the earliest record of it is in 1633.

Coldstream Guards Privileges with its Freedom of The City of London. On 18 March 1952, the Regiment was granted the privilege, that whenever it proceeds within or through the City of London, of marching with its drums beating, its Colours flying and its bayonets fixed.

In the wild, they live in Komodo National Park in Indonesia, but many can be found at zoos in the U.S.

IS IT LEGAL TO KEEP A DANGEROUS WILD ANIMAL AS A PET IN THE UK? Sadly yes. There is no prohibition on keeping most species of wild animal as pets in the UK.

With razor sharp teeth and toxic saliva that can fell a buffalo, ZSL London Zoo’s Komodo dragon Ganas is a formidable predator. Come and get face to face with our dragon prowling his state-of-the-art dragon’s lair, and enjoy panoramic views through an unbroken sweep of more than 20 metres of dragon-proof glass.

Ljubljana The dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana and has pride of place on the city coat of arms and on the Dragon Bridge. Read on to find out why Ljubljana is the city of dragons.

As leader of the Corporation of the City of London, the Lord Mayor serves as the key spokesman for the local authority and also has important ceremonial and social responsibilities.

Of the 326 English districts, it is the second smallest by population, after the Isles of Scilly, and the smallest by area. It is also the smallest English city by population (and in Britain, only two cities in Wales are smaller), and the smallest in the UK by area.

Vincent Keaveny The Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny Elected annually, the Lord Mayor of the City of London is an international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector. Find out more about the current Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny.

The Big Smoke Nicknames for London As well as official names, the capital has also attracted a number of sobriquets over the years. Probably the most famous is The Big Smoke, The Old Smoke, or simply The Smoke. These names refer to the dense fogs and smogs that would permeate the city from ancient times.

Built between 1886 – 1894, Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames and is an iconic symbol of London. It takes its name from the closely located Tower of London.

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. It is the U.K.’s largest metropolis and its economic, transportation, and cultural centre. London is also among the oldest of the world’s great cities, with its history spanning nearly two millennia.

Even though she is sovereign of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty the Queen is not allowed to enter the City of London without the permission of its Lord Mayor.

The flag of the City of London is based on the flag of England, having a centred red St George’s Cross on a white background, with the red sword in the upper hoist canton (the top left quarter). The sword is believed to represent the sword that beheaded Saint Paul, who is the patron saint of the city.

Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country England
Region London
Counties Greater London City of London

dragon, in the mythologies, legends, and folktales of various cultures, a large lizard- or serpent-like creature, conceived in some traditions as evil and in others as beneficent. In medieval Europe, dragons were usually depicted with wings and a barbed tail and as breathing fire.

Due to the fact that the Komodo Dragon is the most dominant predator in its environment, mature adults have no natural predators in their native habitats. The smaller and more vulnerable young however, seem to have adapted to spending their initial days in the trees to avoid being eaten by larger Komodo Dragons.

the Komodo dragon At 10 feet and 200 pounds, the Komodo dragon is the world’s biggest and most powerful lizard alive. Komodo dragons attack deer, goats, pigs, dogs, and occasionally humans. These lizards were brought to the Museum from a 1926 expedition to the island of Komodo in Indonesia.

In the illegal pet trade, a single tuatara can fetch more than $40,000. … They resemble lizards, but actually belong to a distinct order (Sphenodontia), of which the two tuatara species are the only surviving members. Tuatara have an extremely slow growth rate. They take ten to twenty years to reach sexual maturity.

What Does It Eat? In the wild: Adults ear water buffalo, pigs, deer, feral dogs, venomous snakes and juvenile dragons; juvenile dragons eat small lizards, eggs, grasshoppers and beetles. At the zoo: Rats, capelin.

It’s no longer a fantastical dream to buy your own pet dragon. Thanks to the exotic pet trade, there are many dragon lookalikes that can be kept as pets. Most existing ‘dragons’ in the pet trade are reptiles. Mythical dragons differ from each other; some have wings, horns, spikes, or plated backs.

Dispelling what one expert calls a scientific fairy tale, a new study shows that the fierce lizards ooze venom, not toxic bacteria, into bites to help weaken and ultimately kill their prey. Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time.

Colchester Zoo is one of the few zoos in the UK approved to keep Komodo dragons and we are fortunate to currently house a number of them. In the past we have had previous breeding success within the EEP breeding programme for this species. When Komodo dragons are fully grown the males can reach up to 3 metres long!

Komodos come in a variety of colors, including blue, orange, green and gray. Their skin is rough and durable, reinforced with bony plates called osteoderms. They have long claws and a large, muscular tail. Komodos have good vision; they can see objects as far away as 985 feet (300 m), according to the Smithsonian Zoo.