|Eating a buffalo. Yum!|
Photo by Kevin Flay
|Photo by Kenneth Garrett|
|Komodo dragon skin|
|An Indonesian coin|
|Here's a map that shows where Komodo dragons live|
Today there are between 3,000 and 5,000 Komodo dragons left in Indonesia. This population is stable, but it is considered to be ENDANGERED because of the problems of poaching, natural disasters, loss of habitat, and not enough females who are laying eggs.
Personally, I would not ever want to meet up with a Komodo dragon because I would not want to get bitten by a mouthful of sharp teeth and bacteria. And I especially wouldn't want to be swallowed whole!