Komodo - Secrets of the Dragon

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Natural World, 2011-2012 Episode 4 of 13

Dr Bryan Fry uses hi-tech tools to take a fresh look at Komodo dragons, discovering that there is a lot more to the dragon than meets the eye, from its hidden venom glands to its secret origins. He finds that although this prehistoric beast was discovered one hundred years ago, the true nature of the biggest lizard in the world is only just being uncovered.

  • Find out more about Komodo dragons

    Find out more about Komodo dragons

    The largest lizard in the world has venomous glands in its jaw which secrete toxic substances into wounds made by its teeth.

    BBC Nature: more Komodo dragon facts and videos
  • Komodo dragon stalking

    Komodo dragon stalking

    A komodo dragon stalks its prey.

    Photograph by Tom Hooker

  • Komodo dragons feed

    Komodo dragons feed

    A group of komodo dragons gather to feed on their kill.

    Photograph by Conrad Maufe

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