Why is the Komodo dragon unique?

 The Komodo dragon is the largest living species of lizard. It is the biggest and heaviest lizard on this planet, and is found on the islands of Indonesia.

 Each adult Komodo dragon can be as much as 3 metres long, and weigh up to 70 kg! They are powerful-looking reptiles with wide, flat heads, rounded snouts, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails.

 Komodo dragons have a clumsy walk, and their yellow tongues flick in and out constantly, giving them a fear-some look. They feast on meat, and have 60 sharp teeth that can tear flesh apart.

The Komodo dragon’s bite contains a deadly bacterium that kills its victims in two hours. This magnificent creature plays an important role in keeping the islands free of rotting dead animals, but it is now, sadly, endangered.