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Dragon Komodo| Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Komodo Dragons

Komodo Dragons, we all hear the name and gasp with awe but what do we really know about these giant lizards? As we think they are fascinating we thought we’d tell you a few interesting things about these incredible creatures. The Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on the planet. They can be found in the wild on only five islands in Indonesia: the Lesser Sunda Islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami — all within Komodo National […]

African Spurred Tortoise, Centrochelys sulcata

The African Spurred Tortoise’s name refers to the furrows on the tortoise's scales on the front legs. It is the third largest species of tortoise in the world and the largest species of mainland tortoise (the two largest turtle species live on islands). It belongs to the family Testudinidae (mainland tortoises).
The range of distribution and behaviour of the African Spurred Tortoise is similar to the Leopard Tortoises’ (Geochelone pardalis). Both species are easy to differentiate, as the latter is smaller and has a stockier body. Furthermore, its carapace is more bulged and the colour pattern different.