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Komodo dragons

giant lizards of Indonesia

by Martin, James

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Published by Capstone Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Komodo dragon -- Juvenile literature,
  • Komodo dragon,
  • Lizards

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

    Statementby James Martin ; illustrated with photographs by the author ; reading consultant, John Manning.
    SeriesAnimals & the environment
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.L29 M35 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1098133M
    ISBN 101560652381
    LC Control Number94022822

    They can run swiftly and occasionally attack and kill human beings. The largest male asserts his dominance and the smaller males show their submission by use of body language and rumbling hisses. Makucha tells Ora and Chuluun about his plan. They are then stopped by the joint forces of the Lion Guard and the Night Pride. It has been hypothesised that this reproductive adaptation allows a single female to enter an isolated ecological niche such as an island and by parthenogenesis produce male offspring, thereby establishing a sexually reproducing population via reproduction with her offspring that can result in both male and female young. Komodo dragons are solitary, coming together only to breed and eat.

    Ora admits he also gives up Through epic fantasy fiction by J. According to data from Komodo National Park spanning a year period between andthere were 24 reported attacks on humans, five of them fatal. The entrance to hell was often depicted as a monster's literal mouth, with the flames and smoke characteristic of Hades belching out.

    A special and unique spot to swim. Instead, it drinks by taking a mouthful of water, lifting its head, and letting the water run down its throat. They are such fierce hunters they can eat very large prey, such as large water buffalo, deer, carrion, pigs and even humans. Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe, and from India to China. Sign Up for e-mail newsletters Get breaking science news on monster snakes and dinosaurs, aliens, spooky particles and more!


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Komodo dragons book

Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. The plan was said to include shipping the animals to several other countries in Southeast Asia through Singapore.

The entrance to hell was often depicted as a monster's literal mouth, with the flames and smoke characteristic of Hades belching out. If one believes not only in the literal existence of hell, but also the literal existence of dragons as Satanic, the association is quite logical.

Young dragons will stay in the trees until they are about eight months old to avoid predators, which include larger dragons. When hunting, Komodo dragons rely on camouflage and patience, lying in wait for passing prey.

First, it springs up and knocks the prey over with its huge feet.

Komodo Dragons

Then they use their sharp, serrated teeth — which are a lot like a shark's — to shred their prey to death. According to the Smithsonian Zoo, Komodo dragons, like snakes, use their forked tongues to Komodo dragons book the air, and then touch the tongue to the roof of their mouth, where special organs analyze the airborne molecules.

Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe, and from India to China. As the Night Pride is tired from their evening patrol, the Lion Guard takes Komodo dragons book the shift and stops them from advancing further.

During their stay, Walter Auffenberg and his assistant Putra Sastrawan captured and tagged more than 50 Komodo dragons. It also has a long, yellow, forked tongue. The warm, faeces-filled water would then cause the infections. This task was given to the Auffenberg family, who stayed on Komodo Island for 11 months in The Komodo dragon seems to never get sick from its own bacteria.

Diet As the dominant predators on the handful of islands they inhabit, they will eat almost anything, including carrion, deer, pigs, smaller dragons, and even large water buffalo and humans. The largest male asserts his dominance and the smaller males show their submission by use of body language and rumbling hisses.

A special and unique spot to swim. The Komodo dragon uses its tongue to taste and smell like many other reptiles. Ora commands his dragons with him and pushes Beshte aside, and the three dragons prepare to bite him.Apr 11,  · However, only a few centuries ago rumors of dragons seemed to have been confirmed by eyewitness accounts from sailors returning from Indonesia who reported encountering dragons — Komodo dragons.

Sep 05,  · The Komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world. In fact, a Komodo dragon can grow to be 10 feet (3 metres) long. If a full-grown man laid down next to a Komodo dragon, the dragon would be a lot bigger than the man!The Komodo dragon can weigh up 3/5.

The Komodo dragon is a creature of wonder. It is the world's largest lizard, and it has a deadly bite. Perhaps the hardest thing to believe about this huge reptile is that it may vanish from Earth forever.

Find out more about Komodo dragons in this full-color, fact-packed book, which includes topics such as* the island habitats of the Komodo dragon* hunting, eating, and the deadly dragon bite.

Apologies for yet another Komodo thread:) I will be in Bali / Lombok in May June of this year and would like to go and see the dragons.

Rinca is the preferred location, yes? Is it simple to just book flights out to LB and arrange something in terms of a guide / tour once I'm there? or should I have something prearranged from Bali? Jan 29,  · Home to more than 5, Komodo Dragons, Komodo National Park is made up of three large islands – Rinca, Padar and Komodo, a number of smaller islands nearby.

I suggest no less than 2 days at the Komodo National Park. This means that you will have to sleep on a boat whether you book a private or group trip. Oct 19,  · InWalter Affenberg published a book on the dragons after spending many years studying them on Komodo Island.

His seminal book gave more information about these fascinating creatures to the wider world, but it also created a myth about ‘deadly bacteria’ inside their mouths.