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Komodo Dragon




Meet the animal that inspired King Kong... The other one, not gorillas! Hear the story of their name, their visit to New York, and the time they attacked Sharon Stone's ex-husband. Seriously.


In this episode, Macken answers all your Komodo-related questions:


- Why do so many cultures believe in dragons?

- Are Komodo dragons blind?

- How do Komodo dragons tell what direction a deer is moving using their sense of smell?

- Why are Komodo dragons so isolated?

- Do Komodo dragons kill by sepsis, or venom?

- How big are Komodo dragons?

- What is so scandalous about their romantic lives?


Learn about all this and more on this episode of Species.


Bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Z5Gnu_HJURoW5VYyTTcfcgmeXfNfXGq39BDgUoXl6s/edit?usp=sharing