Komodo dragon in Flores

A komodo dragon in Flores island(s)


The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. Komodo dragons are known as biawak raksasa "giant monitor" and buaya darat "land crocodile" in Indonesian. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb).


Komodo dragons eat water buffalo, pigs, and wild horses. They kill prey with their bacterium-infested saliva. Other Komodo dragons, also young ones, can end up as an unlucky meal of another dragon.

Appearance & colorEdit

Komodo dragons have brown scaly skin and a forked tongue like that of a snake's.


Habitat loss, prey loss, etc.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.