Joan has a super sense of smell. She can smell anything, at extreme distances.
Joan can also link her mind with reptiles, sharing thoughts, memories and emotions. Are you wondering why her superpower is enhanced smell? Did you know that snakes and lizards flick their tongues in the air to capture scent particles. They don't smell through their noses like us.
In the background of the drawing, behind Joan, is a Komodo Dragon: Sumbawa. Sumbawa became Joan Procter's particular pet and accompanied her when she walked around the London Zoo.
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SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
In this fact-file find out why we turned Joan into a Superhero
Komodo dragons is a species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo.
Joan pioneered the use of 'Vita-glass', which allowed natural light, needed by reptiles, to reach the animals.
Joan became expert in Komodo dragons. A dragon named Sumbawa accompanied her when she walked around the Zoo.
Reptiles are exothermic (cold-blooded) creatures. They need an external heat source to stay warm. If they get too cold they will suffer and could die.