Saving Komodo Dragons Mason Affricano
Komodo Dragon’s Background Scaly skin Dry dark coloring Some orange, black, or gray streaks Sharp spines on back The Komodo Dragon looks like a dinosaur The Komodo Dragon never had enemies before, but people are hunting them for their skin, and their numbers are becoming smaller https: //s-media-cacheak 0. pinimg. com/736 x/f 2/6 c/d 9/f 26 cd 9 e 9 cea 63 c 3 ff c 138 c 49 eefe 8429. jpg
Where They Live and Food Web ● They live in the Savanna and the forests of Indonesia ● Komodo Dragons like their habitat climate to be hot and dry ● They are also found in swamps, valleys and grasslands ● On shore, they are found in coral reefs and sand ● Komodo dragons eat hawks, lizards, foxes and any rodent that it can take down http: //komododragonconservation. weebly. com/upl oads/4/5/8/9/45894431/148439272. png
When Komodo Dragons Became Endangered since 2003 Hunted for teeth, claws, and saliva There teeth and claws are used for tools because they are strong enough to bend some metals Saliva can deteriorate most minerals Volcanic activity in Indonesia is one reason that they are dieing out Data volcanic = deaths Humans put Komodo Dragons endangered by poaching their deer http: //www. tylercruz. com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/09/96. png
When Komodo Dragons Became Endangered The current population of Komodo dragons is stable at about 5, 000 animals, but scientists are concerned that only 350 of them are breeding females On the Indonesian Islands where they live, Komodo Dragons had no enemies stronger than themselves. However, since people started hunting them for their skin, their numbers have become smaller.
Komodo Dragon Impact If the komodo population goes extinct then all the animals that it eats will increase uncontrollably They are the biggest in their ecosystem and that means they eat the most, keeping its prey population under control Komodo Dragons laid 15 to 30 eggs, and they only about half survive into adolescence http: //blogs. scientificamerican. com/tetrapodzoology/files/2014/03/Komodo-dragon-feedingscrum-26 -9 -2007 -re-use-600 -px-tiny-Mar-2014 Darren-Naish-Tetrapod-Zoology. jpg
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