Although it looks like a mythical creature, the Komodo dragon is actually just a very large lizard.
Named after the Indonesian island where they are found, these menacing looking lizards can grow up to 10 feet in length.
So What Is The Weight Of A Komodo Dragon?
On average, a male Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) will weigh 175 to 200 pounds (79-91 kg).
Females typically weigh slightly less, coming in at between 150 to 160 pounds (68-73 kg).
The largest recorded Komodo dragon weighed a whopping 366 pounds (166 kg) and measured more than 10 feet in length!
Given their enormous size, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Komodo dragons, or monitors as they are also called, are the largest lizards in the world.
Although Komodos have likely existed for millions of years, they were only discovered in 1910. Lieutenant van Steyn van Hensbroek visited Komodo island following rumors about giant lizards on the island.
Komodo dragons come in a variety of different colors, including gray, blue, orange and green.
They are known to have excellent vision and can see objects as far away as 985 feet (300 meters).
Komodo dragons are carnivores and fierce hunters, capable of eating very large pray – including humans!
~ Fun Fact ~
Komodos are not as slow-moving as you might think. They are known to run at speeds of up to 13 mph (20 kph) for short distances.