Do Komodo dragons have any natural predators?



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    They do not have any natural enemies and are at the top of the food chain in their natural habitat, except when they are young – then they are very vulnerable and dwell in trees to stay safe from predators and adults who can be cannibalistic. 

  2. 0 Votes has a great fact sheet on Komodo Dragons and, while they don’t have natural predators, they are on the endangered species list because:

    There are several threats to the Komodo, most of them caused by humans. Habitat loss, fear (which leads to dragon poaching or poisoning of carrion), pests and exotic species (such as wild dogs and rats), fire, and expanding human population all pose problems. Poachers often kill the food that Komodos rely on, reducing the available prey populations. Komodos sometimes also eat native livestock, which leads to confrontations with humans. One uncontrollable threat comes in the form of potential natural catastrophes. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tidal waves occur in the area.

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