How Komodo Dragons Shape Wildlife

Komodo dragons are apex predators in their habitat, influencing the behavior and distribution of prey species through their presence and hunting strategies.

Prey animals alter their behavior to avoid encounters with Komodo dragons, leading to changes in feeding patterns, habitat selection, and daily routines.

The fear of predation by Komodo dragons can create a 'landscape of fear' where other wildlife adjust their movements and interactions to minimize risks.

The distribution of prey species is influenced by the presence of Komodo dragons, with some areas avoided entirely to reduce the chance of predation.

Komodo dragons play a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem balance by regulating prey populations and shaping the behavior of other wildlife in their environment.

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