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Animal Study Devon

  1. 1. Komodo Dragon<br />By Devon<br />
  2. 2. Diet<br />The komodo dragon will eat already killed animals, deer, water buffalo, pig, smaller komodo dragons and humans! The komodos will eat the same large carcass.<br />
  3. 3. Diet<br />The komodo will eat a lot of its prey, the intestines , skin , hooves and its bones.<br />The komodo dragon has a flexible throat so it can eat huge hunks of meat.<br />
  4. 4. Diet<br />The komodo gets bacteria stuck in the teeth.<br />The komodo dragon has a forked tongue to smell its food. <br />
  5. 5. Appearance<br />The hugest komodo dragon ever found was 10.3 feet. It weighed 366 pounds . The komodo dragon when hunting must rely on the background to camouflage. <br />
  6. 6. Habitat<br />The komodo dragon lives on islands near Indonesia and the Island of Komodo. The Komodo habitat has volcanic eruptions and floods.<br />
  7. 7. Life cycles<br />The komodo will stand on its hind legs and it will fight for its mate. The komodo will guard her eggs for two months.<br />
  8. 8. Life cycles<br />The komodo dragon can live to live to be 30 years old.<br />
  9. 9. Conservation<br />The number of the komodo population is between 2,500 and 5,000. Some say the komodo dragon is endangered.<br />
  10. 10. Interesting facts<br />The komodo dragon has a scientific name. It is vananuskomdoensis.<br /> The komodo dragon is not a dragon but a lizard. <br />.<br />
  11. 11. The komodo swims side to side.<br />Interesting facts<br />The komodo dragon’s bite is weaker then a house cat’s bite. Komodo dragons are great swimmers.<br />
  12. 12. Interesting facts <br />The komodo eggs will take eight months in a incubator to hatch.<br />The komodo dragon is rarely bred in captivity. <br />
  13. 13. Interesting facts<br />The komodo is the heaviest lizard on earth. <br />The komodo has a sac of poison in its mouth.<br />The komodo also has bacteria in its mouth.<br />
  14. 14. Interesting facts<br />The baby komodo will eat eggs, grasshoppers, beetles and geckos.<br />The baby komodo can go in trees but the older komodo can’t.<br />
  15. 15. Interesting facts<br />The Island of Komodo was not completely known until the 1920’s. The Island of Komodo is 20 miles long and 10 miles wide.<br />
  16. 16. Interesting facts<br />If the komodo wants to run fast, it will run fast.<br />
  17. 17. Interesting facts<br />The komodo will put its claws on the wall and climb to reach its prey, for example a bat.<br />
  18. 18. Sources <br />Reeder, komodo dragons,2005.<br />www. Honolulu zoo. Org/<br />www.SanDiego<br />www. ARKive. Org/<br /> www. National geographic .com <br /><br />