Komodo Dragon

Komodo National Park is located in the administrative area of ​​East Nusa Tenggara Province and this national park is also very close to the Sumbawa islands of West Nusa Tenggara province.

This national park consists of three large islands of Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island and several smaller islands. The land area of ​​this national park is 603 km² and the total area is 1817 km².

In 1980 the national park was established to protect the Komodo dragon and its habitat. There are 277 species of animals which are a combination of animals originating from Asia and Australia, which consists of 32 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, and 37 species of reptiles. Together with the Komodo dragon, at least 25 species of land animals and birds are included as protected animals, due to their limited number or limited distribution.

In addition, in this area there are also coral reefs. There are at least 253 species of reef-forming corals found there, with about 1,000 species of fish. The beauty of this reef attracts foreign tourists to swim or dive in these waters.

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