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young Komodo dragon laying on tree log
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Komodo Dragon

Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizard; male Komodo dragons can grow up to 10 feet and weigh 170 pounds. They are only found on a few islands in the Pacific, and they are endangered due to limited habitat. 


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Varanus komodoensis


Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia: islands of Komodo, Rintja, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami

Location in the Zoo

Reptile and Amphibian House

Cool Animal Fact

Adults are ground-dwelling due to their size, but juveniles live in trees, feeding on insects and other small creatures for the first four to five years of their lives.