Wild facts

June 28, 2000

Do you know?

How did the Komodo dragon get its name?

Answer: Although it doesn't breathe fire, the Komodo dragon does have sharp claws, and thick, scaly skin...just like fairy tale dragons.

Learn more!

Look for the new Komodo dragon at The Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Komodo!" by Peter Sis.

1. The Komodo dragon was discovered in 1912.

2. Adult Komodo dragons can grow longer than a small car!

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.