Monday, November 7, 2011

Report Text : The Komodo Dragon

Education English | Report Text : The Komodo Dragon | The komodo dragon is a vulnerable species of lizard that inhabits the island of Komodo, Rinca, flores and Elili Motang in Indonesia. It is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 meters and weighing approximately 70 kilograms. The largest verified komodo was 3.13 meters long. As a result of their large size, these lizards dominate the ecosystems in which they live. In the wild an adult komodo dragon usually weighs around 70 kilograms. In contrast, the captive specimen often weighs much more around 166 kilograms. The komodo dragon has a tail as long as its body. Their bodies are covered in hard scales. its saliva is frequently blood-tinged because its teeth are almost completely covered by gingival tissue that is naturally lacerated during feeding. Referred to as ora by natives of Komodo Island  the lizard does not have an acute sense of hearing. The komodo dragon is only able to hear sounds between 400 and 2000 hertz.

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