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They are mammals. Females weigh 13-26 lbs and males weigh 22-55 lbs. They are about the size of a family dog but appear a lot bigger because they are.

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2 They are mammals. Females weigh lbs and males weigh lbs. They are about the size of a family dog but appear a lot bigger because they are covered with shaggy thick fur up to 4 inches long. They have wide paws and long nails. They are carnivorous reptiles. They are covered with rough scales. Most are black, brown or grey. They can be over 2 m long and weigh about 150 pounds. They are very strong and have claws 5 – 8 cm long. WolverineKomodo Dragon CHARACTERISTICS

3 Born live Have white fur to start but it darkens after 1 week Weigh less than 1 lb Start as eggs about the size of a baseball. They lay eggs. Hatching takes 8 months. They are 40 cm long when they hatch. Wolverine Komodo Dragon COMPARE THEIR YOUNG

4 They use their strong jaws and teeth to feed on frozen meat and bones. Their keen sense of smell helps them track other animals or locate meat buried under the snow. During their daily hunting activities they can travel up to 40km. As they flick their tongues they pick up scents from the air. Their Y shaped tongue lets them know what direction their prey is. They quietly wait for their dinner to come to them. Once close enough it grabs its prey with its sharp claws and bites it the deadly saliva usually kills the animal within a few days. The strong wolverinesThe patient Komodo dragons HOW DO THE MIGHTY HUNTERS HUNT ?

5 HUNTING PICTURES

6 They live mostly in isolated northern regions. Within its range it has the need of a place for building a den. They live only on Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda islands. Their habitat is harsh and arid. Most of them live in the lower arid forest and savanna WolverineKomodo Dragon HABITAT


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