Komodo dragon, or a full-called Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis), is the largest lizard species with an average length of 2 – 3 m. The local people calls this animal as Ora.
Life in the open dry grasslands, savannas and tropical forests at low altitude, these lizards like the place is hot and dry. They are active during the day, although sometimes also active at night. Komodo dragons are solitary animals, gathered together only at meals and breed.
These great reptiles could run faster to 20 miles per hour at short distances, swim very well and can dive as deep as 4.5 meters; as well as clever climb trees using their strong claws. To catch prey, the Komodo dragon may stand on its hind legs and uses its tail for support. With increasing age, more dragons using his claws as weapons, large size of them make they had trouble climbing trees.
Komodo island, the greatest and beautifull island in the world and it located in the western area of East Nusa Tenggara Province bordered to the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Administratively, this island is included in the Komodo Sub-district, West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. You can find them on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia.
In this island, you also can see several activities of this rare animal, such as the Komodo copulate which always happens between May until August; Komodo which is eating deer, goats, and pigs; and see Komodo which is sun-bathing on the road and on the branches of trees in the morning.
In 1980 the government made Komodo Island as the Komodo National Park to protect Komodo from extinction. Six years later, in 1986, this national park was accepted as the World Inheritance Site by UNESCO. This national park consists of two big islands. They are Rinca Island and Padar Island surrounded by several small islands. The total wide of this national park was 1.817 kilometers square.
Don’t be afraid to visiting Komodo Island. You can find international resorts, several cottages provided by local people, and restaurants as well.
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