Dragons are Real!
Grade 3 , 600L
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Image of a Komodo dragon at the Cincinnati Zoo. Image by Mark Dumont. Image available under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
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Dragons are characters in fairy tales. They do not really exist. But Komodo dragons do! The Komodo dragon is a large lizard that lives in Indonesia. Komodo dragons can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh over 300 pounds (136 kilograms). Komodo dragons have long, sharp claws and a mouth full of 60 teeth. They can run very fast and have a poisonous bite. They may not be the dragons from fairy tales, but they certainly are fearsome!