The Speed of a Komodo Dragon is about 20 km/h (kilometres per hour) - this is the maximum on Land (sprint). This is about 12,4 mph (miles per hour). This is nearly as fast as a normal human being could run. A Komodo dragon may attempt to speed up the process by ramming the carcass against a tree to force it down its throat, sometimes ramming so forcefully, the tree is knocked down.
The following video shows a japanese woman running with a Komodo Dragon.
Komodo dragons live on only five islands in southeastern Indonesia: Indonesia's four islands within Komodo National Park (Komodo, Rinca, Gili Montang, Gili Dasami), and the island of Flores. The islands are volcanic in origin, rugged and hilly, and covered with both forest and savanna grassland. The landscape is unlike any other, ranging from dry savanna conditions to lush forests, all surrounded by white-sand beaches and bright blue water.
Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1986, the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park's biological importance.
On Monday, March 6th 2017 Google shows a doodle to celebrate Komodo Dragons.
How much do you know about Komodo dragons? is the main question. After a short video-game there a four more detailed questions. The first one is:
Source an more about Komodo Nation Park (little bit old-fashioned webdesign, but nice).