THE KOMODO DRAGON

Introduction Komodo Dragon also known as the komodo monitor, the Komodo Dragon is the largest living reptile and monitor lizard. The Komodo Dragons has never been hunted ever since 1912. They live on island of Indonesia, Rintja, Flores and Rinta. They also live on Gili Motang, Gili Dasami, Oewada Sami, Gili Moto Padar and Komodo. The Komodo Dragons is named after the island they were found on. Physical Appearance Komodo dragon look like magical fairy tale dragons but they don't breath fire. Komodo Dragons are sandy brown with dark markings. Male Komodo Dragons measure up to 8.6 feet long while females measure up to 7.6 feet long. Young Komodo Dragons have yellow speckles. Habitat Komodo Dragons like their habitat climate to be hot and dry. They dig burrows that are four or five feet deep on rocky slopes. They are mostly found in forests and savannas. They are also found in swamps, valleys and grasslands. On shore they are found in coral reefs and sand bars. Food Komodo Dragons are carnivores so they eat meat. They especially love soft, rotting flesh. They can eat small rodent to huge water buffalo. They also eat wild boar and rarely humans. Young Komodo Dragons eat insects, geckos, ground nesting birds and eggs. Komodo Dragons may eat other Komodo Dragons. Some other animals they eat are bush pigs, deer and snakes. They also devour monkeys, Maleo birds and goats. Komodo Dragon consume on carrion or dead meat.

They can swim from island to island. Young Komodo Dragons try to avoid adult birds and other Komodo Dragons. Other reasons are fire and tourism. Other Interesting facts Komodo Dragons kill their prey by a blood poisoning bite. it will die in 1 or 2 days. Reproduction/Babies Komodo Dragons breed together and are sexually viable in 5 to 7 years. When they hatch. The Komodo can live without water for a month and a half. Komodo Dragons are quick over short distances. Komodo Dragons use to live on Australia. They are good swimmers and can dive at the depth of 15 feet. The biggest threat to Komodo Dragons is other Komodo Dragons. Conclusion Laws protect Komodo Dragons. Humans put Komodo Dragons endangered by poaching their deer and destroying their habitat. Male Komodo Dragons fight to win a female. If the prey escapes. Breeding season is from May to July. Young Komodo Dragons lives in trees until they are 3 feet long. Komodo Dragons laid 15 to 30 eggs. They live for 20 years and have been here ever since 25 to 40 million years b I think we should preserve for future generation. This reptile has been here ever since 25 to 40 million years ago. Komodo Dragons shed and replace teeth like sharks do. . They can track animals up to 4 miles. These animals are lazy especially after dinner. they are 12 to 18 inches. They hunt their prey by ambushing them and seizing with their jaws Why is it Endangered Volcanic activity is one reason that Komodo Dragons are endangered. The eggs are laid from July to September. Behavior Komodo Dragons are active in the day.Enemies Poachers are only human enemy to Komodo Dragons.

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