Komodo Dragon

Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on Earth. They have long, flat heads with rounded snouts, scaly skin, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails. This category includes questions about their habitat, behavior, size, breeding, diet, and other facts.

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How do people interact with Komodo dragons?

They don't. Komodo dragons are very dangerous. I remember reading somewhere that a man was ripped from a tree picking fruit by a Komodo dragon. The lizard mauled him to death. Again, don't even go near them.

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Where do Komodo Dragons live?

The komodo dragon is found only on the islands of central Indonesia, including Komodo, Rinca, Florece and Gili Montag.

The natural habitat of the Komodo dragon ranges from among the rocks in open, bushy lowlands, to dense forest and tropical rainforest areas found on the volcanic slopes of the islands where they live. They require plenty of trees for the protection of their young.
Komodo dragons live on Komodo island In Indonesia.

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Is the komodo dragon poisonous?

The Komodo dragon has a very dangerous bite, and it is venomous (not poisonous).

For years it was believed that the danger of a Komodo dragon's bite was due not to venom, but to bacteria that live on its teeth. Recent research, however, has discovered that the bite of the Komodo dragon delivers a powerful venom which actually thins the blood, increasing blood flow and creating a state of shock in the victim. The sharp, serrated teeth of a komodo dragon are used to open a gaping wound in its prey, enabling the venom to flow easily.

The discovery of venom glands in the Komodo dragon challenges the previous assumption that fatal bites were due to the consumption of carrion (rotting things), and the resultant growth of toxic bacteria in the mouths of the lizards. Infections by these organisms would still be a serious factor in treating a bite wound. Komodo dragons do not usually attack people, preferring other game such as deer. But there are documented cases of them stalking and killing human beings.

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Do komodo dragons live in caves?

No they absolutely don't.

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What does a rainbow dragon egg look like in DragonVale?

A rainbow dragon looks magnificent, especially by a sun dragon. It breathes rainbow stars and gives a lot of money. Mix something that has 48 hours and expect it to be either sun, moon, or a rainbow dragon.

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What rainforests does the komodo dragon live in?

The natural habitat of the Komodo dragon is not restricted to the rainforest. Itranges from among the rocks in open, bushy lowlands, to dense forest and tropical rainforest areas found on the volcanic slopes of the islands where they live. They require plenty of trees for the protection of their young.

Those that do live near rainforests occupy the rainforests of the islands of central Indonesia, including Komodo, Rinca, Florece and Gili Montag.

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Is a komodo dragon's skin poisonous?

No lizard has poisonous skin (apart from salmonella, which can be contracted from any reptile).

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What does a Komodo Dragon look like?

The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard, reaching a length of up to 3.15m or over ten feet, and weighing an average of 70kg, although some have been known to weigh up to 165kg, or 365 pounds. The tail of a Komodo dragon is usually as long as its body. Its sharp, jagged teeth can be as long as 1cm each, and unlike other lizards, it has a long, forked tongue which is bright yellow.

Young komodo dragons are coloured yellow, green, brown or grey and sometimes they are often speckled and banded. Adult dragons are either earthy red in colour, greyish or black. Their bodies are covered with rough, thick and tough scaly skin.

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Are Komodo Dragons found in Japan?

no, komodo dragons are found on komodo island.

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Where does a komodo dragon migrate to?

Komodo dragons migrate only between close islands. They are highly endangered, living only on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca and Flores.

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What do komodo dragons eat?

Komodo dragons are carnivores, meaning they eat only meat. They stalk live prey, and they are also scavengers, feeding on carrion, or the carcasses of dead animals. They feed on a range of large animals, including monkeys, wild boar, deer, water buffalo, goats, snakes, livestock such as sheep and cattle. Komodo dragons are cannibalistic, and adults will prey on young ones as well as old and sick dragons. Other dragons may make up to 10% of a dragon's diet. They have been known to stalk human beings.

Young, newly-hatched komodo dragons feed entirely on insects, but as they grow older, they begin to feed on larger prey such as lizards, birds and small mammals such as rodents. Juvenile komodo dragons also eat the eggs of other wildlife.

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Why are komodo dragons so big?

because they are reptiles and they just happen to be big.

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Contoh report text tentang flowers dalam bahasa inggris?

example text report about flowers

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What did the ancestor of the komodo dragon look like?

Research suggests that the ancestor of the komodo dragon was the now-extinct Australian dragon Megalania, which averaged 7 metres in length. The Megalania was basically a giant goanna (monitor lizard) weighing an average of 600kg, although research on this seems to conflict, with some studies suggesting the Megalania was around 4.5m in length, with an average weight of 300 kg.

It was believed to have thickset front and hind legs, and a solid body, while its fairly large skull had a crest between the eyes. It had extremely sharp, serrated teeth.

To see an image of what the Megalania was thought to look like, click on the related link below.

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Who would win in a fight a tiger or a komodo dragon?

Well, it would be a tie. The tiger would tear the komodo dragon apart, but the dragon would bite the tiger. And it's mouth is just so poisonous and has so much bacteria, that the tiger would die in a couple days.

Answer 2:The tiger would win the fight because it would tear apart the komodo dragon to death with its sharp claws and teeth. If the komodo dragon tried to bite it with its poison, the tiger would claw it using its muscles and strength of claws. The tiger has no problem taking down such a dangerous, large lizard because a tiger is strong enough to resist a crocodile attack.
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How long does a komodo dragon live for?

Komodo dragons are believed to have a life span of 30-60 years. Females live for an average of 32 years, while males live up to 60 years. This is because females expend so much energy producing eggs, making huge nests, and guarding the eggs for 6 months.

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Is Gila monster larger than komodo dragon?

No, the komodo dragon is much larger.

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Can komodo dragons be pets?

No, and there are many reasons for this:

1. Firstly, they are a protected species, so it would be illegal to keep one.

2. They are endangered, have a restricted habitat, and only live on a few islands in Indonesia.

3. They are the world's largest lizard and are extremely powerful. They have large claws and sharp teeth and it would take quite a few people to handle one. Komodo dragons do not usually attack people, preferring other game such as deer. But there are documented cases of them stalking and killing human beings.

4. Since they do feed on carrion (dead animals) their mouths are filled with toxic bacteria. Infections by these organisms would be a serious factor in treating a bite wound.

5. The main danger of a Komodo dragon's bite, however, is due not to bacteria that live on its teeth, but to venom. Recent research has discovered that the bite of the Komodo dragon delivers a powerful poison which actually thins the blood, increasing blood flow and creating a state of shock in the victim. The sharp, serrated teeth of a komodo dragon are used to open a gaping wound in its prey, enabling the venom to flow easily.

6. During mating season they become extra aggressive, and there is no cage that could keep one in during the mating season.

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Who would win in a fight a komodo dragon or a bull?

A komodo dragan is likely to win as it has bacteria which is venomous it goes stright to its victoms blood.The bacteria is tough enough to kill 20,000 people.

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What are komodo dragons enemies?

A Komodo Dragon's enemy is surprisingly themselves. They are very violent and are the strongest creatures on Komodo Island. The Lizard can kill a deer, lizards, birds and much more so since the other Komodos are the only animals with the same power then it leads to Komodos are their own enemy.

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How heavy is a Komodo dragon?

They grow to an average length of 2 to 3 meters (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing an average of 70 - 100 kilograms (150 lb - 220 lb). On rare occasions, they have been known to reach a weight of 165kg, or 365 pounds.

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Do komodo dragons live in the amazon?

No, they are only natively found on Indonesian islands.

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What color is a komodo dragon?

green/gray
Adult Komodo dragons are greenish-gray to black in colour. They also have yellow and black spots on its freckled skin. Young juveniles are yellow or green in colour. However these reptiles do undergo a colour change during their life time. It is a sign of maturity and fully grown up adults have a greenish earthen colour. They also have a forked tongue similar to snakes that's yellow in colour. Hope this helps!:-)

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When Was the first komodo dragon found?

The koodo dragon was first found in 308 B.C.

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Where is the komodo dragon found?

The Komodo dragon is highly endangered, living only on the central Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca and Flores and the smaller islands of Gili Motang, Owadi and Samiin.

Padar Island once was a major habitat of the Komodo dragon but the animal is considered to have become extinct on Padar by 2000, following various events, the final blow being the killing off by poachers of the dragon's main food source, the deer which lived on the island.

The dragons' preferred habitat is open, bushy lowlands, dense forest and grassy areas below the volcanic slopes of the islands, where water and prey are available in sufficient quantities.

Trees are a necessary factor in the dragons' reproductive cycle, since the newly-hatched and growing young are extremely vulnerable to predators and spend most of their developing period living in trees.

Click on the links below for more information about the Komodo dragon and its habitat.

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