Administratively, this island including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the most western tip of Nusa Tenggara Timur province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
On the island of Komodo dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 dragons tail. Coupled with 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, the island is also store a variety of exotic flora wood by local people Sepang which is used as a medicine and dye clothes, this nitak tree or sterculia oblongata in the believe is useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.
The Inhabitants of Komodo Island
Komodo dragons are native to islands of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The island’s most lots occupied by dragons are named according to the name of this animal when found in 1910, namely the island of Komodo (Komodo Island).
These giant lizards, including the nearly extinct animal, with a population of less than 4,000 wild birds. To protect the Komodo dragon, in 1980 agreed to form a conservation area in the form of Komodo National Park on Komodo Island and small islands around it.
Distribution and population of dragons in the past three decades is declining and increasingly threatened its existence, mainly due to hunting deer, as its main prey. Even the population on the island of Padar known to have been lost since the late 1990s, whereas in the early 1980s, the Komodo dragon can still be found there. Attention and conservation of this species should be given in particular, because the population of dragons on the verge of extinction.
For some residents on the island of Komodo, these animals are considered more dangerous to humans than crocodiles, because the content of bacteria in their saliva that can cause severe infections.
Typically, dragons mating season occurs between June to July. In August, female dragons will dig a nest of birds nest mound former Coral (Megapodius Reindwardt) on the hill and nest hole in the ground, to keep their eggs which can reach 38 points. Eggs are usually guarded by its mother, but the new child born in February or March is not maintained, even frequently eaten.
Komodo dragons take five years to grow to the size of two feet and can live for up to 30 years. Entering the initial period of 4-5 years are sexually mature dragons.
While on some different area, Nusa Tenggara has so many beautiful islands such as Lombok with marvelous white sand beach too where you can relax enjoying your time with no fear of Komodo around. I should say that this island is giving a unique sensation,a perfect destination.Apart from whatever the vote result is, I personaly say that this place is amazing, it will make you feel like you are going back to some ancient evolution world where ancient creature live,like Dinosaur etc. Well,what can I say more? Do you agree Komodo Island is the NEW 7 Wonders of The World?