The?Komodo dragon?is?the world’s largest living lizard.??Found only on?five Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island,?this threatened reptile is one?of Indonesia’s national treasures.
?It?is?locally?known?as?ora?or?buaja?daret?meaning ‘land crocodile’.?Komodo dragons?are?difficult to breed?under human care.
One of?the?challenges,?similar to?that for many reptiles,?is the difficulty of telling males?from females?without?DNA tests?or?ultrasound scans.
We?celebrated our first-ever?hatching in 2009, after 34 years of caring for Komodo dragons. Mario is the first Komodo dragon successfully bred in Asia, outside of Indonesia. Currently, Singapore Zoo is home to three Komodo dragons – Bima and his two sons, Mario and Taro.?
Love Komodo dragons? We have prepared a learning kit jam-packed with activities?you can do with your children.
Download activity pack:
- For preschoolers
- For primary school children