Knowing the fact that Komodo dragon is one of endangered animals in the world, with population of fewer than 5,000, we should be aware of the importance to protect the animal. Komodo dragon in Indonesia can only be found in Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Gili Motong, Nusa Kode and some areas in Flores Island.
Things to Do in Dragon Island Indonesia
Komodo dragons are the largest lizard species in existence with size up to 3 meters and weighing up to 100 kg, yet still making them an active hunter; they can hurt you if you are not careful. You can visit the dragon island in Indonesia, precisely in Flores, and without magic spell, no fire, without wings, and without witches, you can see the komodo dragon living and crawling in the land or hunting their prey.
One and foremost place for Komodo dragon to live in Indonesia is Komodo island, with beautiful pink sand beaches. However, you can also see the living dragon in major islands including Rinca and Padar, as part of Komodo National park in Flores, where you can expect to see more than 2500 Komodo dragons in the place.
Getting around the island, you can ask the help of national park rangers to see Komodo dragon from a closer range. However, you may already know that Komodo dragon is such solitary animal, and sometimes, people cannot see them because they sleep on the shade or even underground.
The Attractions at Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park is built to protect this endangered species, covering from Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, to Padar Island. The natural habitat of Komodo dragon in Indonesia is under the rocks in tropical rainforest, and they are territorial. Male komodo rarely let other male cross their claimed territories unless for hunting. In the past, Komodo island ranger would allow you to see them feeding the dragon with goat, but the practice is no longer allowed.
The island is surrounded by mangroves, savannas, white beaches and clear blue seawater, thus making it suitable for adventurous activities such as diving and snorkeling. Komodo Dragon Island Indonesia is famous not only for its Komodo dragon, but also for other terrestrial fauna. If you visit the island, try to take angler’s boat and get around Merah Beach, Batu Bolong, or Kalong Island to see thousand of bats.
Besides wandering around to see the live dragon, you can do other activities in the dragon island Indonesia including diving in Kanawa island beach, having tour on a cruise to explore some of the pristine marine habitat. Kayaking is another exciting activity you can do to explore the reefs and small bays.