Komodo Dragon By: Cody Lynch  Buchmann 0 Biology 10 April 29 2011
Statistics <ul><li>The male komodo dragons grow to be 10 ft. long, and the females are slightly smaller. </li></ul><ul><li...
Habitat <ul><li>Komodo dragons have only been found in Indonesia. </li></ul><ul><li>The island of Komodo is almost impossi...
Mating Habits <ul><li>Komodo dragons are mature enough to mate by the age of six. </li></ul><ul><li>The female komodo drag...
Food Source <ul><li>The komodo dragons diet consists of most animals on the island but it mainly eats pigs, dear, and monk...
Habitat Map <ul><li>They live in Indonesia on the Islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, Gili Mota, and Owadi Sami and North of...
Facts <ul><li>The komodo dragon wasn’t discovered until 1912, during world war one. </li></ul><ul><li>An adult komodo drag...
Photo Credit <ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://animal...
Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Komodo Dragon.&quot;  Honolulu Zoo Home Page . 2008. Web. 02 May 2011. <http://www.honoluluzoo.o...
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  1. 1. Komodo Dragon By: Cody Lynch Buchmann 0 Biology 10 April 29 2011
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>The male komodo dragons grow to be 10 ft. long, and the females are slightly smaller. </li></ul><ul><li>The komodo dragon is the largest reptile in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Komodo dragons weigh 220-300 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the top predators in what ever area they live. </li></ul><ul><li>The scientific name of the komodo dragon is Varanus komodoensis. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Komodo dragons have only been found in Indonesia. </li></ul><ul><li>The island of Komodo is almost impossible for a person to live on. It is a volcanic island with many steep slopes. </li></ul><ul><li>They live in mainly open grassland and sometimes forested area. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mating Habits <ul><li>Komodo dragons are mature enough to mate by the age of six. </li></ul><ul><li>The female komodo dragon lays its eggs in the sand like a turtle and buries them, to keep them safe and warm. </li></ul><ul><li>After the eggs have been laid and buried they have an incubation period of eight months. When a baby komodo dragon is born it is only eight inches long and is hunted by many of the smaller predators. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food Source <ul><li>The komodo dragons diet consists of most animals on the island but it mainly eats pigs, dear, and monkeys. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Habitat Map <ul><li>They live in Indonesia on the Islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, Gili Mota, and Owadi Sami and North of Australia. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Facts <ul><li>The komodo dragon wasn’t discovered until 1912, during world war one. </li></ul><ul><li>An adult komodo dragon can eat a whole dear at once, then sleep for a week while it digests. </li></ul><ul><li>A komodo dragon’s mouth is so diseased that even if its prey somehow escapes it will die a few days later from infection. </li></ul><ul><li>The average life span of a komodo dragon is 30 years. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Photo Credit <ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Komodo Dragon.&quot; Honolulu Zoo Home Page . 2008. Web. 02 May 2011. <http://www.honoluluzoo.org/komodo_dragon.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>King, judith: Wildlife fact file. Pittsburg,:international masters publishers, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Komodo Dragons, Komodo Dragon Pictures, Komodo Dragon Facts - National Geographic.&quot; Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts - National Geographic . National Geographic Society, 1996. Web. 02 May 2011. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/>. </li></ul>
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