Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

I took this photo while visiting Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ.  The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.Wikipedia

Scientific name: Varanus komodoensis
Speed: 12 mph maximum (On Land, Sprint)
Mass: 170 – 200 lbs (Adult, Male)
Length: 8.5 ft. (Adult, Male)
Rank: Species

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