Monday, 1 August 2011

The Last Dinosaur Species In The World Still Exist In Komodo National Park - Indonesia

For tourists who love adventure tour by visiting exotic places, diving and down nature, Komodo National Park will make your vacation an unforgettable tour. You can see traces of past life are preserved and exist in the habitat until now. Komodo is the last of the dinosaur species that lived thousands of years ago.

Komodo National Park is one of the conservation area that aims to save species of giant lizard dragons or a unique and rare. Komodo Island is located between the provinces of West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara which includes the island of Komodo, Rinca and Padar island and several small islands with a land area covering 603 km2. And for the total area of ​​Komodo National Park is 1817 km2. Komodo National Park has been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site in 1986.

Komodo dragons are known by the scientific name Varanus komodoensis is the world's largest lizard species. With a body length can reach 2-3 meters and the weight that can reach 70-100 pounds, these lizards occupy the dominating position of a top predator in their habitat ecosystems. Komodo dragon prey such as goats, deer, wild boar, birds and other wildlife. In certain conditions, the Komodo dragon can be a cannibal to prey on other dragons. Very sharp sense of smell makes komodo dragons can detect prey carcasses as far as 9 kilometers by using his tongue. Toxins and bacteria on the teeth is a natural weapon owned by dragons.

Komodo breed by laying eggs. But research has shown that Komodo dragons can reproduce without fertilization (parthenogenesis). It is thought to have saved the dragons from extinction.

In addition, komodo national park has a panoramic view of savanna and the underwater scenery are the main attraction of potential marine tourism such as fishing, snorkeling and diving you can do there with exotisme coral reefs and fish. Some interesting sites to visit include Loh Liang, Red Beach, Sabita Loh, Loh Buaya, Pulau Kalong, Golo Code, Molo Strait. There are 36 dive spots in the Komodo National Park is often visited by tourists as Tatawa island , Red Beach, Gililawa, Loh Dasami, Pillar Steen, Batu Bolong and Taka Makasar.

As one of the flagship attraction, the Park provides accommodation ranging from accommodation provided by local people until international standard resort. Eco-tourism is expected to be able to bring in more domestic and foreign tourists.

To reach this place could do with a journey overland from Bali - Mataram - Bima - Sape then use the ferry to Labuan Bajo. From the Labuhan Bajo, tourists can visit the Komodo National Park using a speedboat.


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