Based on populations estimates by the IUCN, the Komodo dragon is classified as a vulnerable species. Komodo dragons are negatively affected by a handful of circumstances, including habitat loss and fragmentation as well as declining prey numbers due to habitat degradation. Even natural disasters have detrimental effects on the Komodo dragon population, because their low numbers make their populations especially fragile and volatile to change.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 28 L x
Komodo dragons can grow to be up to 10 feet long and weigh 154 pounds! They are the largest living species of lizard. Because they have such slow digestion, some Komodo dragons only need to eat 12 meals a year.