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Indonesia's Dragons Draw Tourists to 'Jurassic' Islands
Animals  (tags: Indonesia, tourists, Komodo dragons, lizards, kill, tourists )

Tarequl
- 1301 days ago - independent.co.uk
They don't breathe fire but Komodo dragons - the largest lizards in the world - can kill a buffalo or any one of the intrepid tourists who flock to their deserted island habitats.
Komodo Dragons Use Venom and Not Septicaemia to Kill Prey
Animals  (tags: animals, komodo dragons, venom, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 1873 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
A new study has shown that the effectiveness of the Komodo Dragon bite is a combination of highly specialized serrated teeth and venom. The authors also dismiss the widely accepted theory that prey die from septicaemia caused by toxic bacteria living
Komodo Dragon Attacks Terrorize Indonesia Villages
Animals  (tags: animals, komodo dragons, AnimalWelfare, attacks, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 1887 days ago - google.com
Komodo dragons have shark-like teeth and poisonous venom that can kill a person within hours of a bite. Yet villagers who have lived for generations alongside the world's largest lizard were not afraid -- until the dragons started to attack.
Komodo Dragons Have Venomous Bite
Animals  (tags: animals, komodo dragons, venomous, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 1891 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The Komodo dragon has a bite tinged with a deadly venom, according to researchers.
Komodo Dragons Maul Man to Death
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, attack, humans, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 1947 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Fruit picker attacked minutes after he fell from tree in Indonesia.
Komodo Dragon Conservation in Indonesia
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, zoos, conservation, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 2226 days ago - zsl.org
In July 2004 Komodo Dragons were introduced to London Zoo as part of the European Conservation Breeding Programme. Now the ZSL conservation programme has assisted research into the wild population and distribution patterns of this exciting reptile.
The Terrifying Truth About Komodo Dragons | Environment | The Guardian
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, scary, indonesia, eat alive, buffalo, lizards )

Ceci
- 2230 days ago - guardian.co.uk
I have seen hell, and it is indisputably on Rinca Island in Indonesia. This Komodo dragon-infested spot is where three British divers who got caught in a rip tide washed up last week. Far from being "misunderstood" reptiles who only "occasionally" attack
Divers Battled Komodo Dragon Before Rescue
Animals  (tags: indonesia, wildanimals, wildlife, komodo dragons, divers, rescue, habitat, humans )

Jacquelin
- 2236 days ago - edition.cnn.com
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Five Europeans rescued Saturday after an Indonesia diving trip went wrong had to fight off a Komodo dragon while they were waiting to be found, according to reports.The group was found at Mantaolan, on the island of Rinca off t
Komodo Dragon's Bite Is "Weaker Than a House Cat's"
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, bite, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher Away
- 2287 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The world's largest living lizard, the fearsome Komodo dragon, has a bite weaker than a house cat's, researchers say. Though known for killing prey much larger than itself, the Komodo relies on its razor-sharp teeth, strong neck muscles, and "space frame
Java Zoo Hatches Rare Komodo Dragons
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, animals, zoos, hatching, AnimalWelfare, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, environment )

Cher Away
- 2325 days ago - reuters.com
A zoo in Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya has succeeded in hatching Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard, for a second time outside their natural habitat. Komodo dragons are found only in eastern Indonesia, in Komodo island and
Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Dragons Don't Need to Reproductive Tricks
Animals  (tags: komodo dragons, captive breeding, eggs, miracle embryos, animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 2340 days ago - redorbit.com
Dragons and virgin births are the stuff of myth and religion.Except, that is, in Kansas, where they have recently come together in a way that should alter the way many of us look at nature and demonstrate the risks in our habit of using it to help us
Bush's Komodo Dragon Dies at Ohio Zoo
Animals  (tags: Komodo Dragons, Zoo )

June
- 2724 days ago - salon.com
February 06,2007 | CINCINNATI -- Naga, a 24-year-old Komodo dragon given to the first President Bush as a gift from the Indonesian government, has died of an abdominal infection at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, zoo officials said.
   

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