Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis

Endangered

Contrary to popular belief, komodo dragons do not have deadly bacteria in their saliva. The evidence supporting this hypothesis was recently disproven.

Diet:
Komodo dragons’ wild diets include small and large animals. They mainly eat carrion, or remains of other carnivores’ meals.
Habitat:
Dry forests and savanna.

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Komodos are considered endangered with only about 4,000 to 5,000 left in the wild. To help protect their population and aid in conservation, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park was established in 1980.

Riverbanks is currently home to a pair of Komodo dragons, Dutch and Anna.