With razor sharp teeth and toxic saliva that can fell a buffalo, ZSL London Zoo's pair of Komodo dragons are formidable predators.
Our dragons' den
Come and get face to face with the dragons prowling their state-of-the-art dragon's lair and enjoy panoramic views through an unbroken sweep of more than 20 metres of dragon-proof glass.
The dragon's home has been naturally landscaped to mimic a dry river bed, complete with lush vegetation, sounds of Indonesian birds and of course, the gruesome remains of his last meal - a gory model of a deer carcass.
The dragons at ZSL London Zoo are part of the European Conservation Breeding Programme.
Dangerous and deadly dragons
How big are they? What do they eat? And just how toxic is their saliva?
Find out more about these ferocious reptiles with our collection of top dragon facts.
Adopt Raja, ZSL's beautiful but deadly Komodo dragon.
Raja is actually very sociable for a Komodo dragon, a species that generally prefer solitary life. He’s a bit like a big dog - potentially very dangerous but great with his ‘family’.
By adopting Raja for yourself or as a gift, you will be directly supporting ZSL’s conservation work. Your donation will enable us to continue to conserve endangered animals and their habitats, both around the world and in the UK.
Helping in the wild
ZSL's zoo-based conservation breeding programme has assisted research into the wild population and distribution patterns of this exciting reptile.
Komodo dragons are the world’s largest living lizard and are found predominantly on the islands of Flores, Rinca and of course Komodo in Indonesia.