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Jun 20, 2008
Weighing over 80kg(176lb) and measuring 3m(10ft), the Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard. Today, found on only a small number of tiny arid islands, these gigantic lizards are vulnerable to increasing habitat loss.

Because the Komodo dragon's habitat is very small, the species is susceptible to natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions. The Komodo's survival is also threatened by poaching of it's prey. Habitat development, however, is the greatest culprit, as newly introduced species, such as cats and dogs, eat Komodo dragon eggs and kill it's young.
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