Why is Komodo? Can You Keep a Komodo Dragon a Pet?
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae that is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. It is the largest extant species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft), and weighing up to 70 kilograms (150 lb).
What do Komodo dragons look like?.
Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. They are powerful-looking reptiles with wide, flat heads, rounded snouts, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails. They have a clumsy, back-and-forth walk, and their yellow tongues flick in and out constantly.
Is a Komodo dragon a real dragon?
Komodo dragons are living, breathing dragons, even if they don't breathe fire. But that doesn't mean they aren't really cool—and fierce—reptiles. Komodo dragons are the largest of lizards, and there are 3,000 kinds of those! They live on only five islands in southeastern Indonesia.
What is special about Komodo dragon?
Komodo dragons, or Komodo monitors, are the largest, heaviest lizards in the world — and one of the few with a venomous bite. These stealthy, powerful hunters rely on their sense of smell to detect food, using their long, forked tongues to sample the air.
Can a Komodo dragon kills human?
Komodo dragons have shark-like teeth and poisonous venom that can kill a person within hours of a bite.
The Komodo dragon venom consists of a few kinds of toxic proteins, and causes exactly the effect we've seen from dragon bites: rapid blood loss, inhibition of clotting, paralysis, and extreme pain.
Dispelling what one expert calls a scientific fairy tale, a new study shows that the fierce lizards ooze venom, not toxic bacteria, into bites to help weaken and ultimately kill their prey. Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time.
What animal kills a Komodo dragon?
Adults are top predators but juvenile dragons are preyed upon by adult dragons, feral dogs, wild boars, civet cats and snakes. Komodo dragons are solitary animal except during breeding although groups of dragons may gather to feed at a kill.
Why is Komodo in danger?
Komodo dragon is now listed as Endangered as rising sea levels threaten its survival. The world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could disappear in the next century as rising sea levels threaten to submerge its habitat.
Can You Keep a Komodo Dragon a Pet?
Komodo dragons are an endangered and protected species. So no, it is illegal to own a Komodo Dragon as a pet. It's also illegal to remove one of these lizards from their native habitat without express government approval.
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