The Komodo Dragon
Latin name: Varanus komodoensis

    The komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world, and can grow to be 3 meters (10 feet) long. This dragon doesn't breath fire, but it certainly does look as dangerous as a dinosaur.

    This huge lizard only lives on the island of Komodo, which is a small island found in Indonesia, north of Australia; because of its small habitat, the komodo dragon is an endangered species. They dig deep burrows where they shelter for the night, and start hunting in the morning. A komodo dragon is a very quick eater, and can eat a whole goat in ten minutes. With that kind of appetite, it's no wonder the komodo dragon reminds us of dinosaurs!


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