Amazing and interesting facts of komodo dragon, monitor lizard

Monitor Lizards are large size lizards and these are the ancient reptiles. The Komodo dragon is the largest species of monitor lizard. Monitor Lizards are found in Australia, all over Asia and Africa continents.  Body of monitor lizard is covered with scales in tan, green, grey or brown colour.

Monitor Lizard has forked tongue and strong jaws filled with small, but sharp teeth. It has long neck, powerful body; sturdy legs equipped with sharp claws and very long tail.  Monitor Lizard monitors its surroundings by standing on its hind legs to ensure detection of potential predators on time, hence the name Monitor Lizard.

Monitor Lizard has terrestrial, semi-aquatic or arboreal lifestyle, depending on the species. All monitor lizards are excellent swimmers.  Monitor Lizard has excellent eyesight and sense of smell. Just like the snake, it collects scent molecules from the air using its tongue  Monitor Lizards is a carnivore. Its diet is based on the eggs, fish, reptiles, birds and small mammals. Some species occasionally consume the fruits. Most species of monitor lizard have poisonous saliva, which facilitates killing of the prey and provides protection against the predators.

Large wild cats, snakes, hunting dogs and humans are the natural enemies of monitor lizards. Generally lizards are regenerating the tail, but Monitor lizard cannot regenerate its tail in the case of loss.  Monitor lizards communicate with each other via visuals, smells and hissing noise. Males and female recognize each other with the help of the pheromones.  Female Monitor Lizard lays 7 to 40 eggs in the hole in the ground. Monitor Lizard can survive 8 to 30 years in the wild.


  1. I do see this thinking it is aligator.


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