Komodo Island

Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. The island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island in the eastern island of Sumbawa, separated by Sape Strait.

Administratively, this island including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the most western tip of East Nusa Tenggara province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

On the island of Komodo, Komodo animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 Komodo dragons tail. Coupled with the other islands, such as Island and Rinca and Gili Motang, their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. There are also approximately 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.
 Besides Komodo, this island also store a variety of exotic flora that Sepang wood by local people used as a medicinal and dye clothing, nitak tree Sterculia oblongata in this or believe to be useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.

Prehistoric Animals Who Survived

First World War, the scientific expedition, which aims to conduct research Dragons. An expedition, consisting of several dozen people were arrested for 27 animals Dragons. If viewed from far away, like a language applies to fire, because the Dragons are often stuck out his tongue, as a snake.Komodo also experienced hunters. As a carnivore, and Scavenger (scavengers), Dragons only found the island of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Gili Motang Owadi Samiin.Komodo and Dragons, also known as a champion of animal swimming. This means that the Dragons have ever inhabit the Australian continent at the pre-historical times.

However, researchers are still puzzled by Komodo Dragons Talk fossil from Australia. Geological history of Earth, however, shows that the former Australia and some islands of Indonesia in one plate, but the Komodo Island is expected to be formed about 1 million years ago.
Based on the research, prehistoric Dragons are extinct at least 30 million years ago, before the Komodo Island is underway. Why Komodo Dragons can be found only in island and its surroundings? Since when inhabit the island of Komodo Dragons?Despite the fact that it is never found traces of other rawhide Dragons (except Australia). Komodo birth mother “Virgin” Only 18 days ago waiting for Zoologists at zoo for Chester Zoo, Manchester, England, today. Natural event that shocked the World of Animal Science. Female Komodo Dragons still intact and able to lay eggs Hatch five of them.Based on the information according to Associated Press, Flora name – so successful that the female gave birth Dragons five Dragons baby without the participation of male residents of the island of Komodo in the process of fertilization.In mid-January 2007, after the egg starts to break eight-month term containing a peak on January 23, 2007, birth of five Komodo Dragons. This again, size dragon babies is between 16 inches (40 cm), up to 18 inches (45 cm) and weigh between 3 ½ – 4 ½ ounces (100-125 grams).

In 1910 the Dutch named the island on the south side of East Nusa Tenggara province is the nickname of the island of Komodo. This story begins with Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek who tries to prove statements about the presence of Dutch troops large animal resembling a dragon on the island. Steyn then kill a dragon and bring documentation to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor to be investigated.
 In 2009, the Park has been named a finalist in the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" that the new announced in 2010 by online voting at www.N7W.com