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KOMODO MATING SEASON

Mating begins between may and august,and the eggs are laid in september,Dragon leave about twenty eggs in empty  nests left by birds  called megapodes,The eggs develop for seven to eight months.The eggs open and the baby lizard lizard come out in april,when there are many insects to eat,young komodo dragons live in trees,where they are safe from adult komodo dragons and others animals that might eat them.They take a round tree of five years  to mature and may live as long as fifty years.female komodo dragons can have babies without fertilisation.

Komodo dragon or varanus komodoensis are large lizard that can only be found on komodo,rinca,in west manggarai east nusa tenggara indonesia.local people call this large lizaard by the name of ora.

the komodo dragon body length ranges from 2 meter untill 3 meters and weighs around 70 kg.the largest wild komodo dragon ever encountered weihs 166 kg with lenghs 3.13 m.

according to the theory the lizard body can be that big because of the island,s gigantism process,which is raising the body of a particular animal  due to the small island,and the absence of other predators and indeed,dragons are the top of the food chain on komodo island.

Komodo dragons are generally solitary outside of mating season. Males maintain and defend a territory and patrol up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) per day. Komodo dragons mate between May and August and females lay about 20 eggs each in September.

Komodo dragon mothers will also build decoy nests to confuse predators and keep her eggs safe. Then she will incubate the grapefruit-sized eggs for around three months. This group of eggs is called a clutch.

Female Komodo dragons can have virgin births. This means that they don't need a male to fertilize an egg for it to hatch. Creating offspring without the help of the opposite gender is called asexual reproduction. Komodo dragons can reproduce through both sexual and asexual reproduction.

There is no evidence that parents care for newly hatched Komodos, according to the Smithsonian Zoo. At birth, baby dragons are only 12 inches (30 centimeters) long. As soon as they hatch, the young will run away and climb up trees to avoid being eaten by their mother or other Komodos. When they are 4 years old and around 4 feet (1.2 m), the young Komodos will come down and live on the ground, according to the San Diego Zoo. Those that survive can look forward to a long life. A Komodo can live to more than 30 years.

Komodo dragons are a species of monitor lizard, which are large reptiles found in Africa and across Asia. The taxonomy of Komodo dragons, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), is:
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Subkingdom: Bilateria
  • Infrakingdom: Deuterostomia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
  • Superclass: Tetrapoda
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Autarchoglossa
  • Family: Varanidae
  • Genus & species: Varanus komodoensis
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, the Komodo dragon is not endangered, but it is considered vulnerable. The World Animal Foundation estimates the number of Komodos in the wild to be 6,000. This population is split among the islands, with 1,700 on Komodo, 1,300 on Rinca, 100 on Gili Motang and around 2,000 on Flores. They are protected within the Komodo National Park.

Komodo dragons hatched for the first time outside of Indonesia in 1992 at the Smithsonian Zoo, according to a zoo fact sheet. The zoo reports that four clutches have hatched and 55 offspring are now living in more than 30 zoos around the world.

where is komodo island?

komodo island located on the east part from Bali island,bali island is is the famous tourist destination in indonesia.

flight from ngurahrai air port to komodo air port with garuda indonesia air lines it takes 50 meanits.

there is 5 air plane aday from bali to komodo isaland.

komodo air port is the gate way to flores island,komodo island belongs to west manggarai regency on the west part of flores island indonesia.

labuan bajo is the capital of west manggari the beautiful litle town on the western most tip of flores island and is the enterance  to komodo National park and other part of Flores island.when sunset time labuan bajo offer a spectacullar sunset view when the small island facing the port silhouette  dramatically  create an amaizing effect,how magical?you have to come and witness by your self.

how to visit komodo and flores island

please contact KOMODO MEMORABLE TOUR  the recomended local tour operator to komodo and flores island from bali.

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