Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis

Don’t get bitten by a Komodo dragon! Their saliva contains over 50 strands of bacteria that infect and kill prey quickly after a bite.

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ORIGIN:
Indonesia

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HABITAT:
Tropical savannah forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
154-366 lbs
Length: 10 ft

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DIET:
Decaying matter, goats, pigs and deer

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PREDATORS:
Large mammals and birds

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful bite and toxic saliva

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 30 eggs at a time

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THREATS:
Prey depletion, poaching and habitat encroachment

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 50 yrs in human care

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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