Aug 052011

Penguin here.

You might be familiar with the fact that the komodo dragon is the largest living lizard on the planet. In fact, according to National Geographic’s article on the subject, the Komodo dragon averages 10 feet in length (3 meters) and 300 pounds (136 kg). Another important thing to note is that the Komodo dragon has very toxic saliva and therefore a very dangerous bite. Finally, any animal with the word “dragon” in their name must be cool (and likely fierce) by default.
Now, in spite of all these facts, which make the komodo dragon seem rather intimidating, one can’t help but find that this komodo dragon baby is absolutely adorable. Not only is the baby lizard cute because he is tiny, but I also love the really cool pattern he has on his skin.

Baby Komodo Dragon

One day I'll grow up to be very very big!

Found here: Science Blogs