A DRAGON keen on cuddles is the newest arrival at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
Misty the bearded dragon lizard was donated to the aquarium because her owners were no longer able to care for her.
“Misty’s previous owners took extremely good care of her, and she’s obviously used to plenty of attention and affection,” said aquarium marketing manager Anna Pellegrino. “They made us promise to give her lots of love and cuddles, and we’re doing just that.
“It’s unusual for cold-blooded reptiles to be that affectionate, but Misty really does seem to like being around people.”