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Komodo Dragon

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The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world. These magnificent reptiles will grow to an estimated length of between 2 and 3 metres.
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Description

Latin Name: Varanus komodoensis Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Distribution: Indonesia Estimated Size: 2 - 3 m
Average Weight: 150 lbs

 

The estimated population of the Komodo Dragon is approximately 6000 worldwide. These huge lizards are carnivorous, scrounging for carrion, and hunting live prey. When hunting, the Komodo Dragon seems very cat-like, stalking their prey while moving very slowly, and charging very quickly when within close range. Komodo Dragons have been known to eat humans.
 

         
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