Dragons of Komodo
When Komodo dragons are fully grown the males can reach up to 3 metres long!
The Komodo dragon is the largest surviving lizard in the world, averaging a length of 2.1m and they can also can run up to 11 miles an hour in short bursts.
The Komodo dragon is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES; their number has declined in the wild due to the threat of widespread habitat loss, a loss of prey species and hunting.
Action for the Wild, Colchester Zoo’s charity supports Wae Wuul Nature Reserve Rehabilitation Project in Komodo.