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Inktober DAY 26 by ElbenherzArt Inktober DAY 26 by ElbenherzArt

Komodo dragon
Population: ca 6000
Status: Vulnerable
Population trend: Decreasing

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The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).
Since they are found only in limited areas, Komodo dragons are extremely vulnerable to extinction due to human activity. Numbers have been reduced to a mere fraction of what they were - through habitat loss, loss of prey species, and hunting.
There are approx. 6,000 Komodo dragons left in existence and only about 350 breeding females. They have recently become a major attraction for tourists, and hopefully this economic incentive will help to conserve this enigmatic species. They are listed as 'vulnerable' in the IUCN (World Conservation Union)

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I decided to dedicate this years inktober to endangered, enslaved or extinct animal species. In November I'll sell some of the originals to raise money for local animal shelters. 

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:iconpanartias:
Panartias Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Den Komodo Waran / Drachen habe ich auch immer sehr gemocht. Zum Glück ist er nur wegen seines geringen Verbreitungsgebietes auf Deiner Liste.
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ShoriMatsudai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful 😃
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:iconelbenherzart:
ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
Awesome work here
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:iconelbenherzart:
ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Wildtale Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
*sigh* I love Komodos. :heart:
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:iconelbenherzart:
ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They are awesome! 
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Marbella13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
The golden ball it's your mark?
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:iconelbenherzart:
ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's just an element I liked to use for this years Inktober. :) 
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Marbella13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I like to use that to, but in your draws the golden ball has a different symbol.
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:iconelbenherzart:
ElbenherzArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It has no symbolism at all. It's just a decorative element. :) 
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:iconmarbella13:
Marbella13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:) it's a good choice for your draws combined so well with your technique
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