Komodo dragon

Komodo, or the more called Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis, is the world's largest lizard species that live on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. Biawak by the natives of Komodo island is also known by the name of the local ora.
Including family members Varanidae lizards, and klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 m.
Large size is associated with symptoms of island gigantism, the tendency for the growing body of certain animals that live on a small island linked to the absence of carnivorous mammals in the island where dragons live, and the rate of metabolism of small dragons. Because of her size, these lizards occupy the position of a top predator that dominate the ecosystems in which they live.

Komodo dragons are found by western researchers in 1910. Her body is great to make them popular in zoos. Dragons in the wild habitat has been shrinking due to human activity and therefore incorporate dragons IUCN as a species vulnerable to extinction. This large lizard is now protected under Indonesian law and a national park, the Komodo National Park, established to protect them.

naturally komodo found only in Indonesia, on the island of Komodo, Rinca and Flores and several other islands in Nusa Tenggara. Komodo dragons are carnivores. Although they eat mostly carrion. These ancient reptiles eat by tearing large chunks of meat and then swallowed it round front legs while holding the prey's body.

Breeding season occurs between May and August, and dragons eggs laid in September. During this period, dragons male and female fights to defend its territory by way of "grappling" with other males while standing on his hind legs. Komodo dragons are defeated will fall and "locked" to the ground. Both the male dragons can vomit or defecate when preparing for battle.

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