How to Draw a Komodo Dragon
Learn how to draw a Komodo dragon in 8 simple steps; click on the individual steps for a High Resolution printable PDF version; read some interesting facts about the Komodo Dragon at the bottom of the page; and see how your finished drawing will look in the images below.
How to Draw a Komodo Dragon – Step-by-Step Tutorial
Komodo dragons are the world’s largest and heaviest lizards, and they live in dry grasslands on the Indonesian islands. Have students choose and draw a habitat for their komodo dragon and share it with the class.
How do you write a Komodo dragon?
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest lizard species and belongs to the Varanidae family of monitor lizards.
What color is the Komodo dragon?
Komodo dragons have a rough, durable skin reinforced with osteoderms (bony plates) that protect them from scratches and bites, as well as a large, muscular tail and long, powerful claws, which vary in color from black to yellow-gray depending on their location.
What is the life cycle of a Komodo dragon?
Komodo dragons can live for up to 30 years on average.
How has the Komodo dragon adapted?
Komodo dragons have evolved the ability to regulate their body temperatures, basking in the sun when they are cold and retreating to the shade when they are hot. Komodo dragons can hear and see, but their tongue is their primary sense.
What happens if a Komodo Dragon bites you?
The venom these creatures inject into their prey with every deep bite contains toxins that cause anticoagulation (the inability to stop bleeding) and hypotension (low blood pressure), according to Fry. Komodos have large, serrated teeth (like a shark’s) that they use to grip prey and rip open its flesh.
Has a Komodo Dragon eaten a human?
A Komodo dragon mauled an eight-year-old boy in scrubland in a national park on the eastern Indonesian island of Komodo, killing him in the first fatal attack on a human by one of the giant lizards in 33 years. However, it is extremely rare for a Komodo dragon to kill a human.
Can you have a Komodo Dragon as a pet?
However, because Komodo dragons are an endangered and protected species, it is illegal to keep one as a pet, and it is also illegal to remove one from its natural habitat without prior permission from the government.