Meet the World’s Largest Living Lizard

Komodo, the biggest monitor aliveThey 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 →

Surabaya Zoo, Lungs of the City

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 →

11 Facts about Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

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.

  1. TNK is populated by roughly 2,400 komodo dragons, the greatest lizard in the world.
  2. TNK comprises the islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo.
  3. The Indonesian government officially announced TNK in 1980.
  4. TNK is 173,300 hectares.
  5. Topographically, the islands are hilly. And the valleys are home ranchs to komodo dragons. Continue Reading →

On Garut Sheep

Garut sheep

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 →