The Komodo Dragon (known locally as Ora or Buaja darat) is the world's largest and heaviest lizards. It can only be found in Indonesia mainly in the islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores. The outside world found the Komodo dragons only after WW1 when a pilot survived a plane crash and swam to Komodo Island.*very Hollywood, eh?*
Komodos can grow more than 10 feet long and can weigh up to 350 lbs but despite its size, it is very agile and can run faster than an Olympic sprinter. *Imagine it running after you! Waaaahhhh!* Komodos can live between 20 to 40 years so if it didn’t catch you now – maybe next time.
Mysterious stories have been surfacing about these amazing creatures lately. A female dragon in the London Zoo laid fertile eggs in April 2006 despite not having seen a male for 2-and-half years! *Think Godzilla fertilizing itself! Grrrrowwlll!*
The Komodos are voracious carnivores. One eye-witness account said that a 100 lbs dragon ate a 90 lbs pig in 20 minutes! *so you pigs out there…be careful* It is comparable to a 100 lbs person eating 350 BigMacs in 20 minutes! And here’s the kicker; Komodos are opportunistic feeders and will eat anything it can bully like smaller fellow-dragons and…*hold your breath*... "injured humans”. So when you find yourself injured in Komodo Island – good luck to you.
The Komodo Dragons of Indonesia. Pride of Southeast Asia.