Komodo dragon is the largest species of living lizards, A member of the monitor lizard family and only found in four Indonesian islands. The large size island gigantism once lived across Indonesia and Australia, have a venomous bite and hunt on Timor deer, water buffalo and occasionally attack humans and protected under Indonesian law.
Komodo island of Indonesia is the best habitat of the Komodo dragon and now part of the Komodo National Park. The island is also a very popular Scuba diving destination and also a popular place to spot Komodo dragon in Indonesia.
Rinca island near Komodo and Flores is a less visited island and best place to see the Komodo dragon in Indonesia. The island is home to giant lizards along with many other wild pigs, water buffalos.
Padar island is located between Rinca and Komodo and third largest island of Komodo National Park. The small island was famous for dragons now a popular site scuba diving and snorkelling.
Flores island is one of the few lesser known places where Komodo dragon can be found, aside from the island of Komodo. Kelimutu National Park on Flores island is home to endangered plant and wild animal species.
Gili Motang is a small island of Indonesia also part of Komodo National Park and home to small population of Komodo dragons. Komodo dragon are largest reptiles most active in the day time and are carnivores.
Komodo National Park of Indonesia was created to protect the Komodo dragon in and around three islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca. The park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, as the surrounding waters of these islands contains richest marine biodiversity on Earth.
Flora and fauna found in Komodo National Park includes the Komodo dragon, terrestrial snake species like Timor python,Javan spitting cobra, saltwater crocodile and wild animals like crab-eating macaque, wild boar or banded pigs, water buffalo and Timor rusa deer.