2 Varanus komodoensis Fact: Habitat tropical savanna forests at night, sleep in borrows to escape the heatFact:Komodo dragons are usually unsuccessful in bringing down their prey, but if they are able to bite the animal, the animal will eventually die from the bacteria in its saliva.
3 Dietany kind of meatScavenge from carcassesStalk animals from small rodents to large buffaloSometimes cannibalisticFact:A kill is usually shared by many Komodo dragons and very little is wasted. They leave only about 12% of the prey.
4 Factors of the Komodo Dragon Largest living lizardReaches a length of 10 feetWeighs about 150 poundsHot habitats of 95°FSolitary animalsSexual MaturityMales: 10 yearsFemales: 9 yearsLay eggs in SeptemberProduce up to 30 eggsMate twice a yearFact:The largest verified specimen reached a length of 10.3 feet and weighed up to 366 pounds.
5 Endangerment Fact: Limited range Legal and illegal hunting Poisonous carrion bait3,000 to 5,000 leftNatural disastersIllegal trafficking/ black marketFact:Komodo dragons may live about 30 years in the wild, but scientists are still studying this.
6 Protection Efforts Fact: 1915 – protection plans enforced by Dutch government1980 – Komodo National Park (KNP)Strict anti-poaching lawsFact:Komodo dragons keep the same mate throughout its entire lifetime.
7 1 Where are Komodo dragons mainly located? Japan Islands of Indonesia West Coast of AmericaAsia
8 2 Which of the following is not true about Komodo dragons? There are only about three to five thousand Komodo dragons left.They sometimes eat their own young.Animals that are prey to the Komodo dragon usually die from their venom.Komodo dragons are the largest lizard in the world
9 3About how many eggs do female Komodo dragons lay?30402015
10 4 How much does a full size Komodo dragon weigh? 250 pounds 200 pounds
11 5 Which is true about Komodo dragons? Komodo dragons prefer cold temperaturesA full size female Komodo can reach a length of 12 feetKomodo dragons are located in JapanThey keep the same mate their whole life