About Komodo Dragons

about komodo dragonThe study about Komodo Dragons has been found out some results of these world’s largest lizards on the planet. The Komodo dragons are only living in Komodo National Park, especially Rinca and Komodo Island.

Komodo is the largest species of the Varanidae family. It is the largest lizard in the world, with an average length of 2-3 meters and weighs up to 100 kg. Komodo dragons are the top predators in their habitat. There are no other large carnivorous animals other than monitor lizards in any geography at the moment.

The habitat of the Komodo dragon has down due to human activities. The IUCN institution includes the Komodo dragon as a species that is vulnerable to extinction. Komodo dragons are under the protection of the Indonesian government.

Description About Komodo Dragons

about komodo dragonsThe adult Komodo dragons usually weigh around 70 kg, although captive specimens often weigh more. According to Guinness World Records, an average adult male weigh is 79 to 91 kg and measure 2.59 m. While an average female will weigh 68 to 73 kg and measure 2.29 m. The largest wild specimen was 3.13 m (10.3 ft) long and weigh 166 kg (366 lb).

The Komodo dragon has a tail as long as its body. There are about 60 frequently replace serrated teeth. It can measure up to 2.5 cm in length. Its saliva is frequently blood-ting. It is because their gingival covers the teeth.

The Komodo dragon Senses

Komodo dragons have only a single ear bone, that is the stapes. It uses for transferring vibrations from the tympanic membrane to the cochlea. It means they are likely restricted to sounds in 400 to 2,000-hertz range. They are deaf in response to whispers, raise voices, and shouts.

The Komodo dragon can see objects as far away as 300 m (980 ft). But because its retinas only contain cones, it is thought to have poor night vision. It can distinguish colors but has poor visual discrimination of stationary objects.

Komodo dragon primarily relies on its tongue to detect, and taste. Smell stimuli with vomeronasal sense using the Jacobson’s organ, rather than using the nostrils. Komodo dragon may be able to detect carrion from 4–9.5 km away.

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The Behavior of Komodo Dragons

The Komodo dragon prefers hot and dry places. They typically live in dry, open grassland, savanna, and tropical forest at low elevations. As an ectotherm, it is most active in the day, although it exhibits some nocturnal activity.

Komodo dragons are solitary, coming together only to breed and eat. They are capable to run rapidly in brief sprints up to 20 km/h (12 mph). Diving up to 4.5 m (15 ft). They can climb trees proficiently when young through the use of their strong claws.

To catch out-of-reach prey, the Komodo dragon stands on its hind legs and use the tail to support. The claws are primarily as weapons, as its great size makes climbing impractical. To see this Wild Dragons, you need to arrange the Komodo tour from Labuan Bajo.