Komodo, The Oldest Indonesian Ancient Animals

Helloindonesia.id – Komodo is one of the ancient animals that are still alive in Indonesia, or more precisely currently only in Indonesia. Komodo dragons are animals that are quite large and quite dangerous for humans. This Komodo dragon lives on one island with the name Komodo Island. and the following is a more in-depth explanation of this Komodo dragon.

Komodo (varanus komodoensis) is an ancient traces of the world. Its history leads to the fauna and nature of the Jurassic era, about 210-140 million years ago. The preoccupation of these animals is recognized to be the attention point of experts as well as human civilization regarding how evolution occurs and how a family or species survives (about energy).

Komodo dragons are endemic, only living in Indonesia. This animal also has the function of controlling the ecosystem considering that the monitor lizards eat various types of animals, large and small. In addition to large animals, beach crabs are included in their food list.

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With these characteristics, the animals included in the world’s largest lizard species are subject to research from various fields of science, including in the fields of paleoanthropology, biology, geology, and anthropology.

The evolution and distribution of animals in the Wallacea region (Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara) and Australia can be observed by conducting research on them.

Indonesian Komodo lives on several islands, namely Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Gili Motang Island, Flores Island, Gili Dasami Island. This population and ecosystem are recognized as “world heritage” by UNESCO.

These large monitor lizards are very vulnerable to extinction. Natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions, fires, damage to native habitats, poaching, reduced food, and increased tourism are the causes of Komodo dragon’s vulnerability to extinction.

Therefore, large monitor lizards, which are native to Komodo Island, are called ora protected by Indonesian government regulations. To protect their habitat, Komodo National Park was established.

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