If the prey escapes, the dragon can rely on its long tongue to find its whereabouts, even up to a mile away (1.6 kilometers) away!
Komodo dragons were unknown by western scientists until 1912, and their common name came from rumors of a large dragon-like lizard occurring in the Lesser Sunda Islands.Komodo dragons also have a large, muscular tail and long, powerful claws.Indonesia’s four islands within Komodo National Park (Komodo, Rinca, Gili Montang, Gili Dasami), and the island of Flores.Then, take the express elevator to our Grand Banyan Tree Lobby for check-in.
There are over 3,000 lizard species, but the Komodo dragon wins the prize for being the largest living lizard in the world!
An adult Komodo dragon eats whatever food is available. The deer are wary and quite agile, requiring the dragon to resort to lying in ambush in the long grass next to game trails, in order to be successful in hunting.