Komodo Dragon is the biggest living Lizard on Earth and it is the largest land reptile in the world with average length 2-3 meters. This large size is related to the symptoms of island gigantism. That is namely the tendency of the body to behave certain animals that live on small islands associated with the […]
What is the best way to see Komodo Dragon in Komodo Island Indonesia?Komodo Dragon is the biggest living Lizard on Earth. Komodo Dragon is the largest land reptile in the world with average length 2-3 meters. This large size is related to the symptoms of island gigantism, namely the tendency of the body to behave certain animals that live on small islands associated with the absence of carnivorous mammals on the island where dragons live, and a small metabolic rate of dragons. Because of their size, these lizards occupy the top predator position that dominates the ecosystem in which they live.
This animal is called “ORA” by the locals and is an endangered animal because these animals are endemic animals. Endemic means this animal only lives in certain areas. Komodo Dragon only lives on an island called Komodo Island, Indonesia. Komodo dragons including carnivorous animals, these animals have a rather elongated tongue shape and are forked at the tip like a snake’s tongue. Research shows that the tip of the forked tongue serves to “taste” its food. These animals usually make nests underground.
Komodo dragons are very unique animals because they have two ways to reproduce. First, by mating (fertilization) between male dragons and female dragons. This method is a way of sexual reproduction. The second way is through “Parthenogenesis”. This method makes the female dragons become pregnant without going through the process of fertilization. However, “parthenogenesis” causes all eggs born through “parthenogenesis” to become always male dragons. “Parthenogenesis” is thought to function to prevent the extinction of dragons.
Komodo Dragon Tour
So, what is the best way to see komodo dragon? since Komodo Dragon live mostly in Rinca and Komodo Island, we need to plan a trip to komodo or Rinca island. Mostly, Komodo and Rinca island Tours starts from Labuan Bajo on Western-tip of Flores Island. Therefore, the best way to see Komodo Dragons are in Komodo and Rinca Island. You can do 2 hours Trekking in Komodo and Rinca Island to see the Dragon in wildlife. Please keep the distance from them and follow the rangers.
The best time to visit Komodo National Park is between April and December during the dry season. The weather is very nice, not too hot with very little to no rain. The rainy season sometimes starts early in December, so if you don’t like getting wet, plan your trip before. You can spot the Komodo dragon all year round.