They natively inhabit the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami, in Indonesia. Their average weight is 70 kilograms, with 2-3 meters in length. The largest specimen found is 3.13 meters in length male. Yes, we’re talking about the top predators in the ecosystems. Komodo dragon. A.k.a. Varanus komodoensis. Continue Reading →
It’s been four years since the last time I went to this zoo. It’s pretty long time ago. But still I can feel the ambiance. Because in the morning when I entered Setail Street, sometime I heard the roaring lions, bears, shrieking primates, and singing birds. Those voices reached the street. Yes, Surabaya Zoo is located in the center of the Surabaya city. Continue Reading →
The Komodo National Park (Taman Nasional Komodo or TNK) is one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature’s nominees. And these are the 11 facts you probably didn’t know.
- TNK is populated by roughly 2,400 komodo dragons, the greatest lizard in the world.
- TNK comprises the islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo.
- The Indonesian government officially announced TNK in 1980.
- TNK is 173,300 hectares.
- Topographically, the islands are hilly. And the valleys are home ranchs to komodo dragons. Continue Reading →
When you’re hard to sleep, try to count the sheep that jump on the cattle’s fence. Why it has to be a sheep? I don’t know. For me, a sheep is just an animal. It only gives us meal and fur to the sweaters. So I thought this animal is not special. But, when I followed the discussion at PSS (Sundanese Study Center) a few months ago, I finally realized that a sheep is not only about meat or clothe. Continue Reading →