While Komodo dragons bear the name dragon, they are Varanus komodoensis, i.e. in the monitor lizard family. No fire, no flight, no magic — but like true dragons, plenty of myths!
Check out these two informative National Geographic Komodo dragon articles to find the answers to these myth questions:
Why did the Dragon Princess tell her son not to slay the dragon?
Jennifer S. Holland explains the Indonesian folk story in an excellent article about the current life of Komodo dragons and islanders.
How do Komodo dragons really kill their prey?
British science writer Ed Yong counters the standard bacteria theory in this fascinating article.
Bonus question: Which dragon tribe in Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series (highly recommended reading for the tween & teen dragon-lover) has been associated with Komodo dragons? Is it a legitimate association after reading the above two articles?
Like Komodo dragons, cursive is an endangered species! Practice your cursive letter k today and preserve beautiful handwriting for the future!
To download your Cursive Wyrm ABC letter k free printable with the five dragon words:
kite, keep, king, knight, and kingdom
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