Komodo Dragon

Physical Charateristics
Komodo dragons are the world's heaviest living lizards. They'll grow to a length over three meters, with a mean length of 2.5 meters and weight of 91 kilogram. The Females are typically beneath eight feet and weigh concerning 68 kilogram. Giant lizard keen sense of smell, if power-assisted by favorable wind, allows it to hunt out carrion, up to 8.5 kilometers away. Despite its size, the Komodo dragon s fast-paced and agile. They'll climb trees and like all monitor lizards they're smart swimmers.

Their teeth are laterally compressed with toothed edges, resembling those of zoo phagous sharks. They need concerning 60 teeth that they replace often and are positioned to chop out chunks of its prey. The extremely versatile permits it to swallow massive item of its food. The Komodo mouth is jam-packed with virulent microorganism and albeit its prey survives the first attack, it'll die of infection later. Additionally, recent research 3,4 suggests that Komodo has a venom secreter that is additional vital in disabling their prey. Young dragons up to 29 inches or 75 meters board trees and eat insects, birds, eggs, tiny mammals and alternative reptiles. They'll descend from the tree for carrion.

Habitat
The distribution of Komodo dragons is restricted to the Lesser archipelago of Rinca, Komodo, Flores and also the smaller islands of Gili, Montang and Padar. Padar doesn't have a permanent population. the whole vary is a smaller amount than 1,000 kilometer square. Komodo parkland makes up all islands except Flores. The natural surroundings of Komodo dragons is extraordinarily harsh by human standard. These arid volcanic islands have steep slopes and small offered water most of the year. a brief monsoon season usually produces native flooding. the common annual temperature puzzled level on Komodo island is 80 F. degrees. Dragons ar most thick within the lower arid forest and savannah. Outsiders noted concerning the Komodo dragons once a report came from a hewn craft and also the living pilot swam to Komodo Island.

Behavior
In the wild, Komodo dragons are typically solitary animals, except throughout the breeding season. The males maintain and defend a territory and patrol up to 1.2 miles or 2 kilometer per day. Territories are captivated with the dimensions of the dragon. Feeding ranges extend more and should be shared with alternative males. A dragon can enable alternative dragons to cross its territory after they are on a food run.

Growth
The lifespan of a Komodo is between twenty to forty years. As noted higher than, Komodo dragons are typically solitary animals, except throughout the breeding season. The male giant lizard presses his snout to the female's body, and flicks her along with his long, forked tongue to get chemical data concerning her openness. He then scratches her back along with his long claws, creating a ratchet like noise. If unreceptive, she raises her neck and hisses loudly. The feminine wild dragons can utilize the nest mound of a mound-bird during which she's going to lay a clutch of up to thirty eggs. Hatchlings are concerning 15 inches or 40 centimeters and the weigh is 3.5 ounces or100 gram. Juveniles are multi hued, (yellow, green, gray and brown) with a patterned and banded skin. Adult colors vary from material red to slate grey and black.