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Gadsden Purchase

  1. 1. KOMODO DRAGON King of the Lizards By: EA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Name is Komodo Dragon </li></ul><ul><li>It is in the Monitor/Ora family </li></ul><ul><li>It is a reptile </li></ul><ul><li>Scales protect dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Lives up to 50 years old in the wild </li></ul><ul><li>Only about 500 Komodo Dragons left </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical Features <ul><li>It looks like a mini dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Scale instead of skin </li></ul><ul><li>Scales are bumpy </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes on the side of their head </li></ul><ul><li>Holes on the side of their head are ears </li></ul><ul><li>Two small holes on the dragons snout are nostrils </li></ul>
  4. 4. HABITAT <ul><li>Komodo Island is near Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Forest </li></ul><ul><li>22 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>12 miles wide </li></ul><ul><li>One of the biggest islands near Indonesia </li></ul>
  5. 5. CLIMATE and LANDFORMS <ul><li>100 degrees to 110 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Some mountain ranges </li></ul><ul><li>Little rain fall </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of streams </li></ul><ul><li>It is covered in volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>It has earthquakes sometimes </li></ul>
  6. 6. PREY AND PREDATOR <ul><li>It is a carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>Sits and waits for its prey </li></ul><ul><li>When prey comes they pounce on it </li></ul><ul><li>It eats from the sizes of a hand to buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>They are prey of human and other dragons </li></ul><ul><li>Komodo Dragons have no enemies—they have no predadores </li></ul>
  7. 7. BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATIONS <ul><li>Stick tongues out to smell </li></ul><ul><li>Sit in their burrow most of day which helps them stay cool </li></ul><ul><li>Run up to 8 mph which helps them catch their prey </li></ul><ul><li>When needing heat it sits in the sun </li></ul><ul><li>When needing to cool off it sits in the shade </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeps in its burrow so that it stays protected. </li></ul>
  8. 8. BABIES <ul><li>Hatch from eggs </li></ul><ul><li>10 to 27 eggs </li></ul><ul><li>18 monthes to hatch </li></ul><ul><li>Egg is big as baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Soft shell </li></ul><ul><li>16 inches when they hatch </li></ul>
  9. 9. PHYSICAL ADAPTATION <ul><li>Baby has spots for camouflage </li></ul><ul><li>Dark color soaks up sun so they don’t get overheated </li></ul><ul><li>The long tongue helps them smell prey </li></ul><ul><li>Claws help them grasp their prey </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes on the side of their head help them see all around </li></ul>
  10. 10. PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS <ul><li>Small teeth helps them tear meat </li></ul><ul><li>No taste buds helps them eat anything even if it tastes bad </li></ul><ul><li>Mucus helps swallow </li></ul><ul><li>Special stomach helps them digest animals bigger than themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Poisonous germs kill prey quickly. </li></ul>
  11. 11. FUN FACT <ul><li>Biggest lizard </li></ul><ul><li>Protected since 1915 </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes eats humans </li></ul><ul><li>Another name is Oras </li></ul><ul><li>Red spit </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth has poisonous germs </li></ul>

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