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Mother Buffalo Tries to Save Baby From Komodo Dragons

buffalo mothe tries to save baby from komodo dragons
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In this video we bear witness to a mother buffalo who tries to save her baby from the most lethal lizards in the world – komodo dragons.

Although we know that the harsh rules of nature are needed for our ecosystems to go round and round, it doesn’t make it less heartbreaking to witness a mother lose her baby.

A Lethal Lizard

The Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis raised the head with open mouth. It is the biggest living lizard in the world. Island Rinca. Indonesia.
The Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis raised the head with open mouth. It is the biggest living lizard in the world. Island Rinca. Indonesia. Image via Deposit Photos

Komodo dragons are not just the largest lizards on Earth; they are also among the most dangerous. Adult dragons can reach lengths of up to 10 feet and weigh over 300 pounds.

However, what makes them especially dangerous is their deadly cocktail of a bite. Their saliva contains a mix of venom and bacteria, causing shock and severe infection in their prey. 

Because of this lethal bite, there’s a small chance for a prey to survive even if they escape the initial attack. It’s only a matter of days before an escapee would succumb to its infected bite.

What Komodo Dragons Eat

Two Komodo Dragon in nature.
Two Komodo Dragons, one with its tongue out. Image via Deposit Photos

Komodo dragons are undoubtedly meat lovers. Still, it’s varied and includes a wide range of prey from birds and smaller lizards to large mammals such as deer, pigs, and even large water buffalo.

They don’t just love meat – they love eating a lot of it. In a single sitting, they are capable of eating up to 80% of their body weight. 

That’s basically like a human eating a 140-pound burger in one go!

The Video: Mother Buffalo Tries To Save Her Baby

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Mother buffalo rescue the baby from the komodo attack”, Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Komodo Animal Wildlife

A baby buffalo is the target of a bunch of hungry komodo dragons. Its mother is nearby and tries her best to scare them away, but despite being bigger than them, she is so outnumbered that there’s nothing she can do.

How Did Komodo Dragons Get Their Name?

The name “Komodo dragon” comes from the Indonesian island of Komodo, the animal’s native habitat. The local name for the lizard is “ora,” meaning land crocodile. It was first documented by Western scientists in 1910 when rumors of a “land crocodile” reached Lieutenant van Steyn van Hensbroek of the Dutch colonial administration.

Wrapping Up

Komodo Dragons will even make the most passionate reptile lover want to keep some distance. My heart breaks for the buffalo baby and its mother, but the laws of nature must be followed even though they seem harsh.

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