We will be discussing reptiles beginning with the letter “K”. To start, we have the King Cobra – a large snake that can reach up to 18 feet long and weigh up to 20 lbs. This is why they are referred to as “the king” of snakes and can be found in India, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines.
Next is the Komodo dragon – reaching 10 ft in length and weighing up to 300 lbs, this reptile has impressive hunting abilities; it can detect scents such as blood from far distances while its saliva contains toxins which incapacitate its prey.
The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is much smaller, reaching only 2-2 ½ ft long with a maximum weight of 75-100 lbs when adult. It feeds on crabs, clams, shrimp and jellyfish but unfortunately may attract predators such as sharks or seals if they come too close.
Lastly we have the Kihansi spray toad (or Nectophrynoides asperginis). Despite its small size of less than an inch long, it makes an incredibly loud call – audible from over 100ft away! Unfortunately this species is now extinct in its native home due to habitat destruction and there needs to be increased conservation efforts in order for them not to disappear altogether.
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