Giant Lizard from the Age of Dinosaurs Still Alive in My Country

Eunice Tan By Eunice Tan, 27th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/vvk.k98f/
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Meet a giant lizard in Komodo Island, Indonesia. Are you ready?

Komodo Dragon

In one small island, one island of around 17,000 islands in my country, Indonesia, a giant lizard that has existed since the age of dinosaurs are still alive today.

Many places in this world make us admire the wonder of nature such as Angel Falls in Venezuela, the Dead Sea in Israel or the Grand Canyon in the United States, but this is a miracle of nature that is alive and breed. It is giant lizard or komodo. Some people calls it Komodo dragon.

Adult komodo dragon can grow to a maximum of length 3 meters (9.8 ft). The largest verified wild specimen is 3.13 meters (10 ft 3 in) long and weighed 166 kilograms (370 lbs). The Komodo dragon uses its tongue to detect, taste and smell stimuli. Komodo dragons possess a venomous bite. They are capable of running rapidly in brief sprints up to 20 kilometers per hour (12 mph), diving up to 4.5 meters (15 ft), and climbing trees proficiently when young through use of their strong claws. Komodo dragons can stand on his hind legs and uses its tail as a supporter.

Komodo dragons are carnivores. Although most of them eat carrion, studies show that they also hunt live prey by sneaking followed by a surprise attack against the victim. So be aware with komodo, especially if they are hungry.

If you want to see the ancient animal, you can come to Komodo Island to see this ancient animal. In addition, you can also see the beautiful scenery of this small island, Komodo island. Although wild, this dragon is playful. The existence of this ancient animal has inspired movie makers to produce King Kong movie.

Further reading:

28 World Records of Indonesia

Richard Gere in Borobudur

Obama praises Indonesian tolerance

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Ancient Animal, Flores, Giant Lizard, Indonesia, Komodo, Komodo Island

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author avatar Eunice Tan
I live in Central Java Indonesia. I want to share information about life or about the place where I live with you. Find me at: http://expertscolumn.com/users/eunike

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author avatar Buzz
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Whoa, big lizards!

I'd rather stay at home and steer clear of them for the time being. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Have you ever seen one wild?

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author avatar Retired
15th Dec 2011 (#)

they are size of small crocs.......nice information...their saliva in toxic and infested with large colonies of bacteria

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author avatar Retired
15th Dec 2011 (#)

they are size of small crocs.......nice information...their saliva in toxic and infested with large colonies of bacteria

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