|Name: Komodo Dragon|
|Habitat: Exclusively on the Indonesian Islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, Flores, Gili Mota, and Owadi Sami.|
|Why Endangered: Loss of prey|
The komodo dragon is the largest living lizard. It grows more than 10 feet (3 meters) long. It is found on the island of Komodo and on other islands of Indonesia. The lizard has strong claws and sharp, sawlike teeth. It can run quickly and is very strong. Komodo dragons can overpower and eat small deer, wild pigs, and even water buffaloes. A few human beings have been killed by these lizards. Komodo dragons spend most nights inside small caves that they have dug. The female lays about 28 eggs at a time. Komodo dragons are an endangered species because the animals they prey on are overhunted by people.
Source: World Book