Komodo Dragon: The Largest Living Lizard

The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world. They are predators who dominate the ecosystem in which they exist. The Komodo dragon was first found by scientists in 1910. The komodo dragon weighs around seventy to eighty kilos. The komodo dragon can achieve a height of even four meters. The largest komodo dragon weight about one hundred and sixty six kilograms. Their tail is almost equal in length to their body.

The komodo dragon uses its tongue to detect taste and stimuli. It has a special organ in its body to aid their movements during darkness. Komodo dragons do not have a diaphragm and have little or no taste buds on their tongue. Komodo Dragons are carnivorous, but hunt only carrion (dead animals). However, in some circumstances, they hunt live prey. Komodo dragons may possess a kind of very weak venom.

Komodo Dragons are specified to be a endangered species and are protected under various laws in Indonesia. They are found only in Indonesia and the islands of Rinka. The komodo dragon mates between May and August and lays its eggs in September.





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