to have been stranded after the last Ice Age in small pockets
of the Indonesian archipelago, the leviathan lizard was
discovered only in 1911. The largest ever measured was 10
feet 2.5 inches. He, or rather she (named Minnie) was put
on display in St Louis during the 30's. These 'living dinosaurs'
can swim, sprint at up to 30km/h for short distances and
The Komodo Dragon as a meat eating reptile has an incredible
sense of smell. They are able to smell things very far away
and reach the scent as quickly as possible. When they arrive
at a fresh kill, they are able to consume half of their
body weight in 20 minutes. Their deadly saliva and hinged
jaws, like those found in an egg eating snake, enable them
to consume prey as quickly as possible.