Sunday, July 18, 2010
Komodo dragons live and breed well in the Komodo island. Until August 2009, there are about 1,300 Komodo dragons in this island. Coupled with the other islands, such as Rinca and Gili Motang, there are about 2500 Komodoes.
Local residents called the animal with latin name Varanus komodoensis as "Ora". This giant lizards were first published in 1912 in the national newspaper. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor is one who has been introduced to the world of dragons through his paper. To protect the Komodoes, in 1915 the Dutch government issued Komodoess hunting and killing prohibition.