Komodo National Park is a national park in Indonesia. It is within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands; Komodo, Padar and Rinca. And also 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 (603 […]
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 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 and Rinca island, Indonesia. Komodo and Rinca islands are inside Komodo National Park.
Komodo dragons including carnivorous animals. And 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.