The Komodo dragon also known as the Monster of Komodo is the world's largest lizard: it can reach three meters in length and weigh up to 80 kilos.
They feed mainly on carrion, but will also hunt, especially in a group, corralling and trapping their victims.
They have very powerful jaws, full of virulent bacteria: if the prey escapes after being attacked, it will soon die from infection.
They are found mainly on the island of Komodo in Indonesia, and it is estimated that their population is between 4,000 and 5,000 individuals.
This small number means that the Komodo dragon is a species under threat of possible extinction.