Citations with the tag: KOMODO dragon
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- In the land of the dragons.
Martin, J. // Boys' Life; Apr91, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p30
Examines the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, that can be found on the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Length; How many live in the Komodo National Park; What they eat and how fast; What they eat in the wild. INSET: Dragon facts..
- Here be dragons.
Cherrington, Mark // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; Nov/Dec97, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p26
Reports about the Earthwatch project led by Claudio Ciofi focusing on the protection of the Komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis, in Komodo Island, Indonesia. Background on the Komodo dragon and the study site; Four elements/objectives of the research project; Samples taken from the expedition...
- Facing the dragons.
Stevens, Jane // International Wildlife; May/Jun93, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p30
Features the largest monitor lizard in the world, the six-foot Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) that live in Indonesia's Komodo National Park. The lizards' endangered status; The controversial biweekly public feeding show; Feeding habits; Behavior; Physiology; More.
- GROSS OUT?
Stevens, Jane // Science World; 5/6/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 14, p21
Focuses on the removal of a stuffed toy from the stomach of a Komodo dragon, a voracious carnivore.
- HERE THERE BE DRAGONS.
Wirkner, Linda // Spider; Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p21
The article offers information on Komodo dragons, found in Indonesia.
- Komodo dragons--born in the USA.
Wirkner, Linda // World Monitor; Dec92, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p8
Discusses a zoological exhibit that was staged this fall at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. which featured the Komodo dragon, which may be one of the few species left on earth that can be called a leftover dinosaur. First time species has been bred in captivity anywhere other than its...
- Deadly dragons multiply in U.S.
Westrup, Hugh // Current Science; 11/18/94, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p4
Focuses on the increasing population of the Komodo dragon in the United States. Case of a man who was slain by a Komodo dragon; Description of how zookeepers breed Komodo dragons; Intellectual abilities of the reptile.
- Dragon alert.
C.F. // Science World; 10/20/95, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p5
Presents information on the endangered meat-eating reptiles called Komodo dragons. Average size; Characteristics; Estimate number of existing Komodo dragons; Incubation of Komodo eggs at the zoos in the United States; Reason for Komodo preservation.
Alten, Michelle; Kaehler, Wolfgang // Animals; May/Jun96, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p20
Features the meat-eating lizards of Komodo Island, Indonesia called Komodo dragons. Average sizes; Habitat; Characteristics; Behavior; Small percentage of marked aggression toward people; Adaptation as predators; Male-female relationships; Reproduction; Feeding; Threats to the dragon's survival.
- Komodo dragons.
Sunquist, Fiona // National Geographic World; Nov95, Issue 243, p15
Provides information on Komodo dragons. Adult size and length; Habitat; Behavior; Endangered species; Asia map on the pullout age. INSET: Komodos: Strange but true facts..
- The evolution of dragons.
Diamond, Jared // Discover; Dec92, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p72
Examines the survival of giant cold-blooded, man-eating monsters in the jungles of Indonesia. The world's largest lizard, the Komodo monitor--Komodo dragon--ate a man. Victims; Eating habits; How these supposedly primitive animals manage to persist; Varying sizes of Komodos; Lifestyle of...
Train, Melanie // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing); May98, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p80
Reviews the television series `Komodo Dragons,' produced by the National Geographic.
- BIRTHDAY DRAGON.
Train, Melanie // Scholastic SuperScience; Feb2009, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p2
The article offers information on the characteristics and behavior of a komodo dragon, the largest type of lizards in the world.
- Beanie Baby Rescue.
Train, Melanie // Scholastic News -- Edition 4; 3/18/2002, Vol. 64 Issue 21, p3
Reports on the intake of a toy cat by a Komodo dragon which was dropped by a visitor in the Minnesota Zoo. Difficulty in the task of retrieving the toy.
- CREATURE FROM KOMODO.
Mealy, Nora Steiner // Ranger Rick; Aug2001, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p18
Describes the Komodo lizard from Komodo Island, Indonesia.
- KINGDOM OF KOMODOS.
Lambeth, Ellen // Ranger Rick; Oct2006, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p1
The presents information on the world's largest dragons called Komodo dragons, which are found in the islands of Indonesia.
- MOM? DAD?
Chiang, Mona // Science World; 4/16/2007, Vol. 63 Issue 13, p6
The article provides information on the reproduction of a Komodo dragon through parthenogenesis.
- Everyone knows the dragon is only a mythical beast.
Wikramanayake, Eric // Smithsonian; Apr97, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p74
Focuses on the Komodo dragon, an endangered species that lives on Komodo Island in central Indonesia. How the author went about his research on the dragons for the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park (NZP); Assessing the dragon's population; How they survive in an environment in...
- DR. KOMODO?
Wikramanayake, Eric // Spider; Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p26
The article presents facts about Komodo dragon and its potential use to the medical field.
- Dragons Among Us.
Rogers, Kathy Ann // Boys' Quest; Feb/Mar2003, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p38
Provides information on Komodo dragon.
- Dragon Drool!
Feldman, Ruth Tenzer // Odyssey; Feb2007, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p49
The article provides scientific facts about the deadly saliva of komodo dragons.
- SCARF THE MAGIC DRAGON.
Dean, Daron // Editor & Publisher; Nov2008, Vol. 141 Issue 11, p13
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- Big lizard in your backyard.
Baar, Aaron // Adweek Midwest Edition; 06/01/98, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p4
Focuses on the advertising strategy used to promote the Kansas City Zoo's Komodo dragon. Description of the billboard used to promote the reptile; Information on other promotional activities; Comments from Chuck Curtis, president of the advertising agency, Valentine-Radford.
- Indonesian treasure has a Jurassic appeal.
Cohen, Jeffrey P. // BioScience; Jan1994, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p4
Features the Komodo dragon of Indonesia. Transportation of a komodo dragon from Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; Distinction as the largest living lizard; Dry tropical grasslands and woodlands as habitat; Prey; Killing and eating people; Formation of a Komodo...
- TOP 5.
Cohen, Jeffrey P. // dig; Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p5
A list of the top five facts about reptiles is presented including the 60 short, sharp teeth of a Komodo Dragon, the use of tongues by lizards to smell and that turtles and tortoises are all reptiles.
- OFF CENTER.
Strupp, Joe; G.M. // Editor & Publisher; 10/22/2001, Vol. 134 Issue 41, p22
Focuses on the issues of the 2000 Presidential election ballot recount and the injury of the Komodo dragon in the United States. Impact of the United States terrorist attack on ballot recount; Speculations on the reviewed ballots; Injury of the left limb of the dragon.
- Leapin' lizards.
Strupp, Joe; G.M. // People; 8/15/94, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p53
Focuses on Cincinnati Zoo keeper Johnny Arnett, 49, who supervises reptiles including Naga, the 8 1/2-foot long Komodo dragon. Naga's 26 progeny; The Komodos' habitat in Indonesia; Why there are so few of them.
- komodo Dragon Has Poisonous Bite?
Strupp, Joe; G.M. // Current Science; 9/4/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p13
The article focuses on the venom found in the saliva of the Komodo dragon which has been interpreted to cause the slow death of its prey in Singapore.
- Vets remove blinding cataract from Komodo dragon's eye.
Strupp, Joe; G.M. // Current Science; 5/16/97, Vol. 82 Issue 16, p15
Reports on the removal of a blinding cataract from Komodo dragon Muffin's eyes at the South Paws Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia. Factors threatening the survival of Komodo dragons in their native land of Indonesia; Zookeepers' way of saving the dragons from extinction.
Cherrington, Mark // Current Science; 3/5/99, Vol. 84 Issue 12, p10
Relates the author's participation in the trapping of Komodo lizards in Komodo Island for research purposes. Endangered existence of the Komodo; Considerations in relocating Komodos; Tracking findings by members of Earthwatch led by biologist Claudio Ciofi; Indonesian government's plan to...
- KOMODO DRAGONS.
Martin, James // Komodo Dragons: Giant Lizards of Indonesia;
This section presents facts about the Komodo dragons, the giant lizards of Indonesia. Dragons sleep at night and hunt during the day. The islands where the dragons live are grasslands.
- Chapter 2: Finding and Eating Prey.
Martin, James // Komodo Dragons: Giant Lizards of Indonesia;
This chapter focuses on the hunting habits of Indonesia's Komodo dragon. These dragons are skilled hunters of live prey. The forks of the Komodo's tongue smell by detecting molecules in the air. Dragons will eat almost anything, except plants. Their teeth are curved to prevent prey from...
- Leapin' lemurs!
Martin, James // Louisville Magazine; Nov94, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p11
Features new additions to the exhibits at the Louisville Zoological Garden. Lemurs; Komodo dragons.
Farndon, John // Wild Animals; 2003, p7
Lizards are a group of 3,800 scaly-skinned reptiles, varying from an inch or so long to the 10 feet long Komodo dragon. Most lizards lay eggs, although a few give birth to live young. But unlike birds or mammals, a mother lizard does not nurture her young. The Komodo dragon of Sumatra is the...
- Tale of the Dragon.
Farndon, John // National Geographic World; Nov2001, Issue 315, p7
Provides information on a Komodo dragon in the Los Angeles Zoo, California, who bit a newspaper editor's foot.
- New Method Assists Reptile Reproduction.
Farndon, John // National Wildlife (World Edition); Oct/Nov86, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p30
Reports that scientists at the San Diego Zoo in California are hoping that the use of implanted hormone-containing pumps to stimulate ovulation could enable the zoo's captive Komodo dragon to bear young, even though her mate has already died. Insemination of the dragon with semen collected from...
- Books for youth: Books for middle readers.
Zvirin, Stephanie // Booklist; 2/15/97, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p1018
Reviews the book `Komodo Dragon: On Location,' by Kathy Darling, illustrated by Tara Darling.
- Love and hisses.
Zvirin, Stephanie // People; 3/10/97, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p84
Reports on an injury suffered by Muffin, a Komodo dragon at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, due to her interaction with another Komodo dragon, Friendty; Cataract operation performed on Muffin by veterinary ophthalmologist Seth Koch.
- Komodo Dragon's Pull Is Worse than Its Bite.
Zvirin, Stephanie // Australasian Science; Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses results of a study which showed that the komodo dragon's (Varanus komodoensis) bite is not as deadly as the movement of its neck and shoulders, referencing a research by Doctor Stephen Wroe, published in the journal "PLoS One."
- Komodo dragons.
Zvirin, Stephanie // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute; Feb98, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p70
Describes the Earthwatch project headed by Claudio Ciofi and Dr. Putra Sastrawan on saving the komodo dragon which will take place in Flores Island, Indonesia. Habitat of the dragons; Reason for their extinction; Activities for the project. INSETS: Land of the snow leopard;Komodo dragons.
- Komodo Dragon.
Preston, Douglas J. // Natural History; Apr82, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p72
Recounts the project of the American Museum of Natural History of capturing live Varanus komodensis, or Komodo dragons, nine-foot long black lizards from Komodo Island in Lintah Strait. Designing of trap for the dragon; Animal's escape from its cage; Capturing of smaller Komodo dragons.
- Early stone technology on Flores and its implications for Homo floresiensis.
Brumm, Adam; Aziz, Fachroel; van den Bergh, Gert D.; Morwood, Michael J.; Moore, Mark W.; Kurniawan, Iwan; Hobbs, Douglas R.; Fullagar, Richard // Nature; 6/1/2006, Vol. 441 Issue 7093, p624
In the Soa Basin of central Flores, eastern Indonesia, stratified archaeological sites, including Mata Menge, Boa Lesa and Kobatuwa (Fig. 1), contain stone artefacts associated with the fossilized remains of Stegodon florensis, Komodo dragon, rat and various other taxa. These sites have been...
- Basic Instinct.
Charles, Nick; Hamm, Liza; Wulff, Jennifer; Bashkin, Carly; Biermann, Rachel; Caruso, Michelle; Cotliar, Sharon; Fleeman, Michael; McKechnie, Gary; Nelson, Margaret; Paley, Rebecca; Passa, Dennis; Rozsa, Lori; Shin, Linda; Swertlow, Frank; Trischitta, Linda; Weinstein, Fannie // People; 06/25/2001, Vol. 55 Issue 25, p17
Focuses on a June 2001 incident in which Phil Bronstein, husband of actress Sharon Stone, was attacked by a Komodo dragon at the Los Angeles Zoo in California.
- KOMODO CHAOS.
Py-Lieberman, Beth // Smithsonian; Apr2003, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p40
Komo was safe in his new home at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. with keeper Roy Jennier by his side. A few months earlier, on September 27, 1937, the Komodo dragon had arrived by freighter in New York City after a 12,854-mile journey from Batavia, Java, along with 879 birds, mammals and...
- A lizard's lethal weapons.
Py-Lieberman, Beth // Current Science; 3/5/99, Vol. 84 Issue 12, p13
Describes the Komodo dragon. Predatory behavior; Teeth description; Ability to take large bites of flesh and eat quickly; Preference for dead animals.
- To Learn More.
Martin, James // Komodo Dragons: Giant Lizards of Indonesia;
The section presents a reference list of books relating to the Komodo dragon and Indonesia.
Martin, James // Endangered Komodo Dragons; 2005, p32
Presents the subject index of the book "Endangered Komodo Dragons," by Bobbie Kalman.
- The DROOLING DRAGONS of Komodo Island.
Lopata, Peg // Faces (07491387); May/Jun2009, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p6
The article reports on the Komodo dragon of Indonesia, which drools sticky, poisonous spit, eats just about anything with its shark-like teeth and pounces on its prey like a cat. It is about 9 feet long and weighs approximately 150 to 300 pounds. Most of them live on the island that bears their...
- Grades 5 & Up: Nonfiction.
Chapman, Anne // School Library Journal; Apr99, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p152
Reviews the book `On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon: And Other Explorations of Science in Action,' by Jack Myers. ISBN 1-56397-761-3.
- Books for Youth: BOOKS FOR MIDDLE READERS.
Weisman, Kay // Booklist; 02/15/99, Vol. 95 Issue 12, p1066
Reviews the book `On the Trail of the Komodo Dragon: And Other Explorations of Science in Action,' by Jack Myers.