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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park
Komodo

Komodo National Park

The komodo dragons ( Varanus Komodoensis ) also known the Komodo monitor is a large species of Lizard, found in the Indonesian Islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar and Gili motang.
It is a largest living species of Lizard growing to a maximum length of 3 metres and weighting up to approximately 80 kilograms. Komodo dragons hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds and mammals. The diet of Komodo dragons mainly consists of Deer, water buffalo, wild horses, wild boar, etc. Komodo dragons also occasionally attack humans of west Manggarai regency where they live in Indonesia. Mating begins between July to August and the eggs are laid in September.

About 30 eggs are deposited in abandoned Megapode nests or in a self dug nesting hole. The eggs are incubated for eight to nine months, haching in April where insects are most plentiful. Young komodo dragons are vulnerable and therefore dwell in the trees safe from predators and cannibalistic adult, they take 8 to 9 years to mature.
They are protected under Indonesian law and a National park. ‎Komodo National Park was founded to aid protection efforts.


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