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Omaha zoo worker critically hurt by dragon bite Sunday

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Two Komodo dragons are pictured in an enclosure at the Surabaya Zoo on June 2, 2014. Two Komodo dragons are pictured in an enclosure at the Surabaya Zoo on June 2, 2014.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An Omaha zoo worker is hospitalized in critical condition after being bitten by a large dragon on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday afternoon, and the female zoo worker was taken to the hospital.

Few details about the incident were immediately released. The animal involved was a Komodo dragon.

The Omaha zoo is a well-regarded facility. Earlier this year, travel website TripAdvisor ranked the zoo first in the world with some 1.7 million visitors a year.

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