Komodo dragon looking at camera with tounge out.

Komodo Dragon

At A Glance

  • Location: Discovery Outpost
  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • There are over 3,000 lizard species, but the Komodo dragon wins the prize for being the largest living lizard in the world! It is a type of monitor lizard, an ancient reptile species with ancestors that date back more than 100 million years. This awesome creature can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds. There are two Komono dragons in the Zoo's new Kenneth C. Griffin Komodo Kingdom, featuring pools, misty air, heated caves, and warm rocks, designed to recreate the dragons’ native beach, woodland, and mountain highland habitats.

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