My Endangered Animal Komodo Dragon Varanus Komodoensis By: Khiyal Felder http://library,thinkquest.org
Its Habitat and Where it lives This animal lives in a part of Indonesia Mostly on Komodo Island These reptiles live in extremely dangerous conditions Extreme heat, deadly animals, volcanoes, tidal waves, and earthquakes inhabit these islands
Interesting Facts When Komodos are hot they make burrows they also sleep in the burrows These animals can last a while without water They hunt a variety of animals buffalo, deer, pigs, snakes, monkeys, and goats They can grow up to 12ft long and weigh up to 300 pounds There saliva is also poisonous Its average life span is 30 years They are solitary animals Although they congregate on large kills They usually wander their whole lives These animals lay about 20 to 25 eggs
Why is it Endangered Poaching, human encroachment and natural disasters have contributed to making them endangered There are only about 3000 to 4000 Komodos in Indonesia Efforts are being made by the Indonesian government to protect the dragons from poachers Some zoos are also creating breeding programs
Questions What do Komodo dragons eat? Why is it endangered? What country does The Komodo live in? How do they kill their prey? Do they travel in packs?