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KOMODO DRAGON King of the Lizards By: EA. INTRODUCTION. Name is Komodo Dragon It is in the Monitor/Ora family It is a reptile Scales protect dragon Lives up to 50 years old in the wild Only about 500 Komodo Dragons left. Physical Features . It looks like a mini dragon

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Komodo dragon king of the lizards by ea

KOMODO DRAGONKing of the LizardsBy: EA


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

  • Name is Komodo Dragon

  • It is in the Monitor/Ora family

  • It is a reptile

  • Scales protect dragon

  • Lives up to 50 years old in the wild

  • Only about 500 Komodo Dragons left


Physical features

Physical Features

  • It looks like a mini dragon

  • Scale instead of skin

  • Scales are bumpy

  • Eyes on the side of their head

  • Holes on the side of their head are ears

  • Two small holes on the dragons snout are nostrils


Habitat

HABITAT

  • Komodo Island is near Indonesia

  • Forest

  • 22 miles long

  • 12 miles wide

  • One of the biggest islands near Indonesia


Climate and landforms

CLIMATE and LANDFORMS

  • 100 degrees to 110 degrees

  • Some mountain ranges

  • Little rain fall

  • Lots of streams

  • It is covered in volcanoes

  • It has earthquakes sometimes


Prey and predator

PREY AND PREDATOR

  • It is a carnivore

  • Sits and waits for its prey

  • When prey comes they pounce on it

  • It eats from the sizes of a hand to buffalo

  • They are prey of human and other dragons

  • Komodo Dragons have no enemies—they have no predadores


Behavioral adaptations

BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATIONS

  • Stick tongues out to smell

  • Sit in their burrow most of day which helps them stay cool

  • Run up to 8 mph which helps them catch their prey

  • When needing heat it sits in the sun

  • When needing to cool off it sits in the shade

  • Sleeps in its burrow so that it stays protected.


Babies

BABIES

  • Hatch from eggs

  • 10 to 27 eggs

  • 18 monthes to hatch

  • Egg is big as baseball

  • Soft shell

  • 16 inches when they hatch


Physical adaptation

PHYSICAL ADAPTATION

  • Baby has spots for camouflage

  • Dark color soaks up sun so they don’t get overheated

  • The long tongue helps them smell prey

  • Claws help them grasp their prey

  • Eyes on the side of their head help them see all around


Physiological adaptations

PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS

  • Small teeth helps them tear meat

  • No taste buds helps them eat anything even if it tastes bad

  • Mucus helps swallow

  • Special stomach helps them digest animals bigger than themselves.

  • Poisonous germs kill prey quickly.


Fun fact

FUN FACT

  • Biggest lizard

  • Protected since 1915

  • Sometimes eats humans

  • Another name is Oras

  • Red spit

  • Mouth has poisonous germs


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