KOMODO DRAGON

Komodo, or commonly called Komodo dragons (Varanuskomodoensis). Komodo is the world’s largest lizard species that live on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang,and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara.

In the wild, an adult dragons usually weighs around 70 kilograms. The largest verified wild specimen was 3.13 metres long and weighed 166 kilograms. Komodo dragon has a tail as long as its body, and around 60 pieces of sharp serrated teeth along about 2.5 cm.

Komodo has gray scaly skin, a pointed snout, powerful limbs and a muscular tail. Komodo dont have the sense of hearing, although having the ear hole. They use their keen sense of smell to locate decaying animal remains from several miles away. They also hunt other lizards as well as large mammals and are sometimes cannibalistic.

Komodo dragons are carnivores.  It is able to locate its prey using its keen sense of smell, which can locate a dead or dying animal from a range of up to 9.5 kilometres. Komodo dragons eat by tearing large chunks of flesh and swallowing them whole while holding the carcass down with their forelegs. Komodo have saliva that has deadly bacteria in it. If dragons bite dont directly kill the their prey and prey that can escape this pesky generally prey will die within one week of infection.