Kenkara

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Kenkara Male - digital photo manipulation by "Sebastian Romu"
Kenkara Female on Nest - digital photo manipulation by "Sebastian Romu"

About

Common Names
Kenkara
Description
These lizards are common predators and scavengers on the Plains of Tekara. They are renowned for their ability to strip the carcass of a dead animal in a matter of hours, often aggressively defending the feast from larger scavengers.

Description

Classification
reptile
Size
The average adult Kenkara is 6-7 kg in mass, and measures 50-70 cm in total length of which about one third is tail.
Appearance
Their scales range from dull red through black in colour, with a pale grey underbelly. They possess an opposable digit on all six feet.
Sexual dimorphism
The males of the species have a neck frill of brighter colours that is flared to scare off larger scavengers. The male’s frill is also used in mate selection, and displayed repeatedly during mating.

Ecology

Habitat
Prairie and scrubland. Found primarily in the Plains of Tekara.
Diet
Generally carnivorous, Kenkara hunt eat a variety of smaller animals, will raid the nests of birds and other lizards for eggs or young, and will scavenge from the carcasses of larger animals, killed by other predators.

Behaviour

Social grouping
They are found in packs of up to a dozen animals.
Temperament
Neutral. Aggressive when encountered near food source.
Intelligence
Cunning animals. Kenkara are also known to be capable problem solvers and thus are difficult to trap.
Reproduction
Females will lay just shy of a dozen eggs and brood them in a shallow scraped hollow. Once the eggs hatch the female leaves to join her group. Her brood are left to fend for themselves, and will often be found later as an adult pack.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None.
Resources
Meat.

Stories

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