Hello guys, have event heard about Indonesia? Indonesia is one of country in Asia and Indonesia is an archipelago country. That will be very exciting for you to make any tour planning to come to Indonesia, Why? Because in Indonesia you will also able to find any unique culture from every province that available in Indonesia, not only that in Indonesia also available the beauty of nature heritage that will make you feel blessed on your holiday in Indonesia.Sometimes if you want to come to Indonesia, this island is the recommended island for you to visit. Komodo Island is the name of this island, in this island you will be very amazed, because of more than 1000 Komodo live beside you and very close to you. Komodo Island is one of the 17,508 islands that compose the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named for the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometers and a human population of over two thousand. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The people are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.
Before visiting this island for your holiday, you must know about the history about this island first. This will help you to learn about this island clearly and make your trip more enjoyable. The earliest stories of a dragon existing in the region circulated widely and attracted considerable attention. But no one visited the island to check the story until official interest was sparked in the early 1910s by stories from Dutch sailors based in Flores in East Nusa Tenggara about a mysterious creature. The creature was allegedly a dragon which inhabited a small island in the Lesser Sunda Islands (the main island of which is Flores).
The Dutch sailors reported that the creature measured up to seven meters (twenty-three feet) in length with a large body and mouth which constantly spat fire. Hearing the reports, Lieutenant Steyn van Hensbroek, an official of the Dutch Colonial Administration in Flores, planned a trip to Komodo Island. He armed himself, and accompanied by a team of soldiers he landed on the island. After a few days, Hensbroek managed to kill one of the lizards.
Van Hensbroek took the dragon to headquarters where measurements were taken. It was approximately 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) long, with a shape very similar to that of a lizard. More samples were then photographed by Peter A. Ouwens, the Director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens in Bogor, Java. The records that Ouwens made are the first reliable documentation of details about what is now called the Komodo dragon (or Komodo monitor).
Ouwens was keen to obtain additional samples. He recruited hunters who killed two dragons measuring 3.1 metres and 3.35 metres as well as capturing two pups, each measuring less than one metre. Ouwens carried out studies on the samples and concluded that the Komodo dragon was not a flame-thrower but was a type of monitor lizard. Research results were published in 1912. Ouwens named the giant lizard Varanus komodoensis. Realizing the significance of the dragons on Komodo Island as an endangered species, the Dutch government issued a regulation on the protection of the lizards on Komodo Island in 1915.
The Komodo dragon became something of a living legend. In the decades since the Komodo was discovered, various scientific expeditions from a range of countries have carried out field research on the dragons on Komodo Island.
The island is famous not only for its heritage of convicts but also for the unique fauna which roam it. The Komodo dragon, the world’s largest living lizard, takes its name from the island. A type of monitor lizard, it inhabits Komodo Island and some of the smaller surrounding islands, as well as part of western Flores. Javan derr also inhabit the island, though they are not native. Other fauna include buffalo, civets, cockatoo and macaques.
That’s about the history of this Island, on 1986 this island had been dedicated by UNESCO as a World Heritage, that’s because the Komodo is only can be found here. Not only dedicated as a World Heritage, Komodo Island got an appreciation for “Seven World’s Best Tourist Attraction”.
Want to learn more about Komodo Dragons? Komodo Dragons is a reptile and Komodo is a Carnivore. That will be very amaze for you when you go to this island and walking around this Meat eater animal. This animal can be growth until 2-3 meters and for the weight can be 100-165 kg. Don’t be scared for visiting this island. When you visiting this island there will also available local guide for protect you on your journey here. Komodo also has big body, sharp nails, scaly skin and have a forked tongue that always stuck out. The main prey dragons are pigs, horses, deer, raccoons, buffalo and monkeys.
This Island will be a recommended island for your trip, you will found many kind of exciting thing here. you will find beautiful scenery of nature here and also you will find many Komodo life beside of you. Don’t miss this island when you are visiting Indonesia.