Singapore Zoo - Komodo Dragon

A close up on the Komodo Dragon, a native lizard from the Indonesia. This big lizard, yes big, can grow up to an average length of 2 to 3 meters! The weight can go up to 70Kg. The Komodo Dragon feeds by biting off huge chunk of meat off its prey and swallows the whole down its throat.

The deadliest part is not its massive size or strength, but its saliva. One drop of the saliva contains 50 different bacteria. A bitten victim may escape being a meal of the Komodo Dragon, may not escape from the deadly infection due to the bacteria. This can result in death.

This photo was taken in the Singapore Zoo. Notice that long drool of saliva hanging by the edge of its mouth? ;)