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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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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