The Last Dragon on earth is a species of lizard. These Lizards can found in the Indonesian island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores and Gili Motang. It is the largest extant species of lizard. It can grow up to 3 metres (10Ft) in rare cases and weighing up to roughly 150 Kilograms (333lb). The usual size is about 2 1/2 meters (8.2Ft) and weight slightly less than 100 Kilograms (220lb).
Some said the Komodo Dragon is the last species ancient of Dinasour. Komodo National Park is the last kingdom of Dragons.
The Last Dragon on Earth Is Consider One Of The Most Dangerous Animal
Komodo is one of the most dangerous and venomous animals. Komodo Dragons are the biggest venomous animals on the planet. There make a research about the venom in Komodo, they have a true venom gland in the lower jaw. They also get potentially dangerous bacteria into their mouth because of the feeding on carcasses.
Most people ask is that safe to visit an island full of the most dangerous and venomous animals. It is safe to move around the park for visitors as long as they follow park rangers instruction.
Mostly Timor Deer, Boars and another animal are the diet food for Komodo.
Komodo Dragon is the world largest lizard. They can grow up to 3 meters (10Ft) long and have razor-sharp teeth and a poisonous bite. They kill their prey by bite with their poisonous venom saliva and let their prey bleed to death.
In 2009, some researcher makes research about Komodo’s Venom. They found two glands in the lower jaw. This venom has different toxic protein. the known of these proteins includes inhibition of blood clotting, lowering of blood pressure, muscle paralysis and the induction of hypothermia, leading to shock and loss of consciousness in envenomated prey.
They have a true venom gland in the lower jaw. They also get potentially dangerous bacteria into their mouth because of the feeding on carcasses. After they bite their prey, they only will wait until their prey fall dies slowly before eating them.
In their saliva also contain a variety of highly septic bacteria that would help bring down their prey.
Komodo dragon prefers to live in hot and dry places and typically lived in open grassland, savanna and tropical forest at low elevations. They are capable of running rapidly in brief sprints up to 20km/h (12 mph).
Mating begins between May and August. In September, they laid eggs as many as 20 eggs are deposited at a time in an abandoned megapode nest or in a self-dug nesting hole. The eggs are incubated for seven to eight months, hatching in April, when insects are most plentiful. Young Komodo dragons are vulnerable and therefore dwell in trees, safe from predators and cannibalistic adults. They take 8 to 9 years to mature and are estimated to live up to 30 years.
Incidents with humans
Attacks on humans are rare, but Komodo dragons have been responsible for several human fatalities, in both the wild and in captivity. According to data from Komodo National Park spanning a 38-year period between 1974 and 2012, there were 24 reported attacks on humans, 5 of them fatal. Most of the victims were local villagers living around the national park. Reports of attacks include:
- 1974: A visiting Swiss tourist, Baron Rudolf Reding von Bibiregg, who disappeared on Komodo Island, may have been killed and eaten by Komodo dragons.
- 2001: A Komodo dragon attacked Phil Bronstein, an investigative journalist and former husband of actress Sharon Stone, in the Los Angeles Zoo.
- 2007: A Komodo dragon killed an 8-year-old boy on Komodo Island.
- 2008: A group of five scuba divers were stranded on the beach of Rinca Island and were attacked by Komodo dragons. After two days, the divers’ ordeal ended when they were picked up by an Indonesian rescue boat.
- 2009: Muhamad Anwar, a 31-year-old Komodo Island local was killed by two dragons after he fell from a tree when he was picking sugar apples.
- 2009: Maen, a national park guide stationed on Rinca Island, was ambushed and bitten by a Komodo dragon which had walked into his office and lay under his desk. Despite suffering some injuries, the guide survived.
- May 2017: Lon Lee Alle, a 50-year-old Singaporean tourist was attacked by a Komodo dragon on Komodo Island. The victim survived the attack but his left leg was severely injured.
- November 2017: Yosef Paska, a local construction worker was attacked on Rinca Island and taken to Labuan Bajo.
Source of incidents with a human is from Wikipedia
Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park was founded in 1980. In order to protect this special habitat of Komodo dragon for their populations. It also includes with Komodo lived in Rinca, Padar and Flores. They also want to protect Komodo from illegal hunting for their own benefit.
Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the New7Wonders Of Nature.
An irresponsible party also attempted to used komodo as illegal trade for their own benefit. They should take care of this habitat of the last dragon on earth. Indonesian also take serious action for this illegal trade.
On this Island also the habitat for another animal. The most famous animals in Komodo National Park is Komodo
Who said Komodo Island is closing down?