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Komodo Dragon. Komodo Dragon. Movement. The komodo dragon moves by moving its powerful legs A komodo dragon can run up to 18 kph in short bursts A komodo dragon can stand for a couple of second when in a fight. The komodo dragon is also a fair swimmer

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komodo dragon
Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

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Movement

  • The komodo dragon moves by moving its powerful legs
  • A komodo dragon can run up to 18 kph in short bursts
  • A komodo dragon can stand for a couple of second when in a fight.
  • The komodo dragon is also a fair swimmer
  • Even though the komodo dragon is a big unit it is quick and agile. They can climb trees and like most lizards, komodo dragons are good swimmers.
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Sensitivity

  • A komodo dragon has a keen sense of smell which allows them to smell scents up to 8.5 kilometers away
  • They have about 60 teeth which get replaced frequently and are positioned to cut out chunks out of its prey.
  • The komodo dragon can see up to 300 metres away
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Growth

  • A komodo dragon’s life expectancy is between 20 and 40 years
  • A komodo dragon being the largest lizard in the world can grow to over 3 metres long
  • They can weigh a massive 91 kg
  • There are about 3000 to 5000 komodo dragons left on the planet
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Reproduction

  • Before a mating season a komodo dragon would perform rituals, so when mating season starts the female komodo is more receptive to the male
  • Some of the male komodo’s rituals would include tongue-touching, snout nudging, chin rubbing, neck biting, and scratching.
  • The first part of life of a new born komodo dragon is spent fending for themselves.
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Excretion

  • A komodo dragon excretes by
    • Faeces
    • Urine
    • vomit.
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Nutrition

  • A komodo dragon can eat
    • Goats
    • Wild pigs
    • Rats
    • Deer
  • A komodo dragon can eat anything from a small rodent to a water buffalo.
  • A komodo dragon can eat about 43.5 kg in the space of a few minutes.
  • If a animal manages to get away from a komodo dragon, the animal would die in a few days because the komodo dragons bite is infectious.