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 →

The Singer that Alerts Mentawai to Any Disaster

Juvenile bilouThis primate exclusively lives on Mentawai, the islands with 16,000 inhabitants, West Sumatra Province. Bilou or Mentawai Gibbon (Hylobates klossii) is from Hylobatidae (gibbon) family. It is similar to siamang with the same black fur, but is considerably smaller and lacks the siamang’s typical throat pouch. Bilou reaches 44 to 63 cm in length and about 6 kg in weight. Continue Reading →