6 modern reptiles that look like dinosaurs
These dino-like creatures will make you think you’ve taken a trip to 'Jurassic World.'
The intimidating Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis)
The largest living species of lizard, the Komodo dragon can grow up 10 feet long and weigh over 300 pounds. As the dominant predators on the handful of Indonesian islands where they live, Komodos eat everything from deer to water buffalo and even humans; using its long forked tongue to "smell" as far away as 2.5 miles. Due to its incredibly slow metabolism, an adult dragon can live on as few as 12 meals a year; consuming as much as 80 percent of its own body weight at each sitting.
When threatened, they've been known to throw up the contents of their stomachs to reduce weight and more quickly flee.
The species is listed as "vulnerable" due to poaching, loss of habitat and harmful tourism.