Komodo Dragon endangered
Threat, predator and enemies
These huge reptiles don’t have any predator and enemies but humans are their biggest threat. Indeed people on the islands hunt the same prey as the Komodos like wild pigs, dears and water buffalos.
They are also threatened by the very active volcanic activity in Indonesia.
The effect of tourism on the population of the lezards is not well known but since the creation the National park and the protection of the specie, the population tends to increase slowly on most of the islands. Moreover people stopped to hunt the dragons for their teeth and skin.
Trade and komodo Dragon as a pet
Any trade of skin, teeth, skull, and skeleton of Komodo dragon is forbidden. Moreover is not possible to have them as apet! It is also forbidden to buy and to sale any monitor!
Adaptation and Evolution
The adaptation and evolution of the Komodo dragon over millions of years is a good sign of its strength. However we have to be very careful to protect this wonderful animal as humans like almost all the time is the biggest threat for the monitors.
The french version of this page is available here: Dragon de Komodo.