Everything About Komodo Island
If dinosaur can only be seen on TV and museum; this one is the alive creature which has a close relation with the dinosaur. The famous Komodo can only be found in Komodo Island, Indonesia and become the largest habitat for Komodo in the world. In 2011, Komodo Island has been appointed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by New Seven Wonder Organization on America. These nearly extinct animals live under the conservation of Komodo National Park and protect under the Indonesian law as reserved animal.
About the Island
Komodo Island is the one and only island which still has a prehistoric track of dinosaur. This little archipelago consists of three big main islands and 175 smaller islands. The three main big islands are Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island and the smaller islands which are the original habitat of Komodo. Besides, there are lots of endemic flora and fauna as well as aquatic creatures. The visitors of Komodo Island can do a much interesting activity such as diving and snorkeling because this island surrounds with beautiful beaches. There are some place that open for tourism object such as:
1. Loh Liang in Komodo Island
This place is the main entrance to Komodo Island. Right in this place, visitors can find resorts, shelter, and tourism information center. Most people who come to this island arrange their activity here such as hiking, snorkeling, or diving. One of the famous diving and snorkeling spot is in Pink Beach. This beach is famous for its underwater beauty and the pink deserted sand. There are also fishing village in the south of Loh Liang.
2. Loh Buaya in Rinca Island
As a part of Komodo National Park, Rinca Island is the main habitat for Komodo and other wild animals such as Timor deer, wild buffalo, long tail monkey, and wild horse. When walking around Rinca Island, there are “jagawana” as the wildlife keepers who will accompany the visitors. To reach the Komodo habitat, the visitors have to hike in Mount Ara for about 3-4 hours. There is already trekking track to get there. From Rinca Island, visitors can visit Kalong Island in the afternoon to see the endemic bat in huge number which are out to hunt for food.
3. Padar Island
This Island is located in between Komodo Island and Rinca Island which is famous for amazing diving and snorkel in Komodo National Park. The total spots in this island are 42 spots; the famous among them are Batu Samsia and Batu Toko-Toko.
Komodo is one of the prehistoric animals which still exist until these days and live well in Komodo Island, Indonesia. This animal is believed to be the last dinosaur in the earth. The average adult Komodo is big in size; around 2-3 meters. Komodo is classified into lizard family and considered as the biggest one. This big lizard considers as a deadly predator since; it hunt with only one bite to immobilize the prey since Komodo’s saliva contains poison.
Overall, Komodo Island is not only famous for the giant lizard but also the beautiful scenery and beaches. It also the perfect place for backpacker and adventure lover.