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Greg Fisher, age 11, of Helena, Mont., for his question:

WHAT IS A KOMODO DRAGON?

A Komodo dragon is the world largest living lizard. It grows to be 10 feet long and belongs to the most ancient group of lizards still alive.

The Komodo dragon is found on the island of Komodo and on other small islands of Indonesia. The creature has a long tail and rough skin. It is also covered with small, dull colored scales.

When the Komodo dragon opens its wide red mouth, it shows rows of teeth like the edge of a saw. The lizard hunts other animals during the day.

The Komodo dragon digs a cave with its strong claws and hides in the hole at night.

The giant lizard looks just about the way you would expect a legendary dragon to look.

 

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