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Komodo dragons are the largest living saurians growing up to 3 metres and weighing up to 80 kg. Because they even eat smaller individuals of their own species, the young spend their first years up in the trees feeding on insects. When they have reached a body size between 1–1.5 metres, they increasingly live on the ground as climbing gets more difficult. Status according to Red List: vulnerable

European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder squamates, family monitors
DietSaurians, snakes, birds, monkeys, boars, sambars, water buffalo and carcass
HabitatSavannah, dry and monsoon forests
ReproductionMating period May–August; 2–29 ‘leather shell’ eggs; incubation period: 203–256 days; maximum age: about 30 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Komodowaran