The Komodo dragon is the largest known species of lizard. It can grow to be 10 feet long and weigh 150 pounds. Komodo dragons carry an anticoagulant in glands located inside their mouths, which helps them “predigest” their prey before ultimately consuming it.
Based on populations estimates by the IUCN, the Komodo dragon is classified as a vulnerable species. Komodo dragons are negatively affected by a handful of circumstances, including habitat loss and fragmentation as well as declining prey numbers due to habitat degradation. Even natural disasters have detrimental effects on the Komodo dragon population, because their low numbers make their populations especially fragile and volatile to change.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 28 L x 9.5 H
- Size in inches: 11.02 L x 3.74 H
- Scale: 1:8.9