Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
Level 2, Centre Block
Next to the angler fish display and to its right is where you’ll find the ferocious Komodo dragon skeleton, posturing alongside the largest flower in the world.
The Komodo dragon carries the formidable reputation of being a fearsome predator. It is the world’s largest and most dangerous living lizard, found only in Indonesia near the island of Komodo.
The Komodo dragon’s saliva contains over 50 strains of bacteria, ensuring that any creature that escapes its jaws won’t escape for long. Its prey includes birds, invertebrate animals and mammals, but the dragon’s food of choice is deer.
About the Gallery
The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth.
More Gallery Highlights
- Bull, The Southern White Rhino
- The ROM's rare Dodo skeleton
- Busy ants at work in the live Leafcutter Ant colony.