KOMODO ISLANDS in INDONESIA, is the NEW 7 WONDERS of The World
UNESCO declare Komodo Islands in Indonesia as NEW 7 WONDERS of The World. The island located in west of Indonesia exactly in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Komodo island is one of the nature tourist attractions that had a beauty of this exotic nature. In Komodo we could be met the original habitat of the Komodo that at this time the existence was rare and must be protected. In this islands was gotten the Komodo national park region, that was managed by the central government for maintained the conservation.
Komodo Island is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The island has a surface area of 390 km² and over 2000 inhabitants. Komodo island is particularly notable as the natural habitat of Komodo dragon
The shape of is similar to a lizard, with four big fat legs and tail are also a big fat long, large head and strong, has a pair of shining eyes, her skin was hard, thick and wiry. Having kelambir wrinkled skin under her neck. The Komodo Dragon as 26 sharp teeth, each measuring 4 cm, has a forked tongue is bright red. If viewed from a distance, the tongue is extended to resemble a fire, because dragons are often stuck out his tongue like a snake. Komodo dragon habitat with the normal temperature exceeding 80º Fahrenheit, even at sea level, the Komodo dragon habitat is considered to be one of the roughest place on the planet.
Komodo also skilled hunters. He relies on the bite and poison the bacteria in his saliva to paralyze prey. He will follow prey that have been hurt for days, until finally died, then he ate it. As a carnivore and scavenger (scavengers), dragons are only found on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Gili Motang Owadi and Samiin. Komodo dragons are also known as a champion of animal swimming
In Australia discovered fossils of ancient creatures that once studied very similar to the dragons. Based on carbon test, the fossil was believed to have originated from the period 60-30 million years ago. This means that dragons once inhabited mainland Australia in prehistoric times. But researchers are still puzzled by the relationship with the fossil Komodo dragons from Australia. Although the earth's geological history indicates that the former Australia and some islands of Indonesia is one plate, but the Komodo Island is estimated to form about 1 million years ago. While based on research, prehistoric dragons are extinct at least 30 million years ago, prior to Komodo Island is formed. So why dragons are found only on Komodo Island and its surroundings? Since when did inhabit the island of Komodo dragons? While it is never found traces of rawhide dragons elsewhere (except Australia). This is one mystery that demands further research.