These giant lizards belong to the reptile family. Their scientific name is Varanus komodoensis. Indonesia is the only place in the world to see Komodos in their natural habitat. Komodos have a life span of 50 years! Their length is about 3 meters (10 feet) and they weight around 70 kg ( 155 pounds). Komodo dragons are carnivores and scavengers. Young Komodo dragons feed on small prey such as lizards, snakes and small mammals. Adult Komodo dragons prey on larger animals such as deer, water buffalo and pigs. Komodo dragons are venomous and is the only lizard species to hunt and kill prey larger than itself.
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