is certain is that they can be wild, have a very hard skin (literally and figuratively), and have a varied diet, which means that most animals in their habitat will be afraid of them. Whether this is because they are poisonous dragons or not is uncertain. However, Komodos have multiple channels between their teeth. Snakes typically have a single venom channel that leads to their fangs.
Because they’re at the top of the food chain and pecking order, Komodo dragons are usually top eaters in their ecosystem. The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo Monitor, belongs to the Varanidae family, which is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores and Gili Motang.
Why are Komodo dragons poison?
Dramatic sea level lowering during the last ice age revealed extensive sections of the continental shelf that the Komodo dragon colonized and became isolated in its current island chain as sea levels rose afterwards. The dragon has poisonous glands that are loaded with toxins that lower blood pressure, cause massive bleeding, prevent clotting, and trigger shock. The Komodo Dragon is also sometimes referred to in scientific literature as a Komodo monitor or Komodo Island monitor, although that name is unusual. Komodo kites live on several Indonesian islands and usually reach 3m in length and weigh around 50kg.