Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Komodo Island will become 7 wonders of the World

Komodo dragon or Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis), an ancient reptile species in the world is left there on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Komodo which were first discovered by Western scientists in 1910.

In 1910 the Dutch named the island in the southern province of East Nusa Tenggara is the nickname of Komodo Island. This story begins with Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek who tries to prove statements about the presence of Dutch troops large animal resembling a dragon on the island. Steyn then killed a dragon and bring documentation to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor to be investigated.

The characteristics and behavior of Komodo. Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) became the largest reptile in the world who have reached a body length of 3 meters and weighing 70 kg. The largest wild specimen was found to have 3:13 meters long with a weight of 166 pounds (including weight of undigested food in his stomach). Although for the species that live in captivity Komodo dragon is able to have greater weight.
Komodo has the same tail length with his body, and about 60 pieces of jagged sharp teeth each about 2.5 cm long, which often change.
In the teeth have gingival tissue is often torn during meals. Therefore often  little blood on the Komodo dragon saliva. Saliva is an ideal growth environment for deadly type of bacteria that live in the mouth of the Komodo dragon.

Dragons tongue long, yellow, and branching. Male Komodo dragons are larger in size than females, with skin color from dark gray to brick red. While the skin of female dragons are green olives, and a small piece of yellow on the throat. Young dragons more colorful, with yellow, green and white on a black background.
Komodo has no sense of hearing, despite having the ear hole. These lizards are able to see as far as 300 m, but less well seen in the darkness of night. Komodo uses his tongue to detect taste and smell stimuli, like other reptiles, with the sense of Jacobson's vomeronasal organ use, an ability that can help navigation in the dark. With the help of wind and habits cocked his head to the right and left when walking, dragons can detect the presence of carrion as far as 4-9.5 miles

Be careful if you go to Komodo Island, do not be alone, you can get lost and be gone forever

Komodo has a ZW chromosomal sex-determination system, rather than the XY sex determination system. Flora of androgynous male offspr

indicating the occurrence of several things. Flora is that the eggs are not fertilized are haploid at first and then doubling the chromosomes themselves become diploid, and that he did not produce diploid eggs, as can occur if one-reduction division process of meiosis in ovaries fail. When a female Komodo dragon (a ZW sex chromosomes) to produce the child in this way, he passed only one of the pairs of chromosomes that dipunyainya, including one of two sex chromosomes. A single set of chromosomes is then duplicated in the egg, which is growing at a partenogenetika. Eggs that received Z chromosome would be a ZZ (male), and who receive W chromosome will become WW and fail to develop. [37]

Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. This island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island in the eastern island of Sumbawa, which are separated by the Sape Strait.
Administratively, this island including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the most western tip of Nusa Tenggara Timur province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

On the island of Komodo dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 dragons tail. Coupled with other islands, such as Island and Rinca and Gili Motang, their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. There are also approximately 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.
Besides Komodo, the island is also store a variety of exotic flora Sepang timber which by local people used as medicine and dye clothes, this nitak tree or sterculia oblongata in the believe is useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas. / * wikipedia
in addition, said local people and also people who've been to the island of Komodo, there has not been afdol if we have not snorkeling. (sort of diving and enjoy the coral reefs in the sea. NGK understand ..?)
ni please refer to its appearance.

how ...?
cool is not it .. our beloved island?

now let us all vote is Komodo island, as one of the 7 wonders of the world. 
  • open this site new 7 Wonders
    Step 1: Select the seven candidates had no choice Komodo, 7 wonders of the world.
    Step 2: 7 candidates appeared, and the contents of Form Register.
    Step 3: Confirm e-mail link. Open your email.
    Step 4: Open the email that there are new 7 wonders ... Click the link in blue.
    Step 5: Show 7 images you have selected, then click Komodo until Your votes for your Official New7Wonders of Nature nominees have already been successfully counted.
    or also can directly    click    here 

Indonesia, Pull Back, Komodo island became "Seven Wonders"
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism withdraw the Komodo National Park (KNP) as a finalist in the selection of the seven natural wonders of the new or "New seven wonders of nature" (N7WN).
"This decision was taken because the organizer of the campaign the New 7 Wonders (N7W) Foundation has committed unprofessional, inconsistent, and not transparent, and do not have the credibility that can be accounted for," said Minister of Culture and Tourism (Minister of Culture), Wacik, in Jakarta, Monday.
According to the minister when the decision was officially announced in a press conference, although TNK-election campaign resigned from the new seven natural wonders of the New 7 Wonders Foundation insisted, but the KNP remains a "world heritage" or a Unesco world heritage recognized in 1991.
In August 2008,
Ministry of culture and tourism the Official Supporting Committee (OSC) / Lead Agency to support the KNP as one of the seven natural wonders of the new selection is done through online voting". 



    1. Komodo is fantastic ...thanks for the lively pictures, it is exactly what I needed here, in London...

    2. Fantastic place! wish i could go there one day :) Hope everyone will also protect the nature while enjoying the beauty of it:)

      great blog, i'm following you now, it would be very nice if you follow me back.

      greetings from Sweden


    3. These are amazing creatures!
      I'm following you!

    4. An amazing place and an amazing creature!

      The caves on the previous post were wonderful too!

    5. What an interesting post and place. Truly enjoyed reading and viewing the photos.
      Thanks for visiting my blog the other day and the sentimental comments.


    6. This is such a superbly interesting entry, thanks for sharing. :)

      The Cat Hag

    7. Great photos :) & wow, I would definitely not want to be left alone on kimodo island

      Day By Diva
      Day By Diva

    8. Komodo Island looks beautiful! Though Komodo dragons freak me out a bit. They're kind of big and scary, and I'm not a huge fan of reptiles.


    9. Fantástico lugar!! I follow you, now!
      Besos, desde España, Marcela

    10. Piękna ta wyspa,tylko się marzy,żeby tam pojechać :P
      Pięknie to wszystko wygląda i ta woda!
      tylko takie wielkie rośliny są w wodzie...
      dzięki,że obserwujesz :)

    11. Thank you for visiting the "photosphera" and chose the blog, very happy to reciprocate with your lovely area.

      A hug

      my photo picasa album

      click Picasa

    12. I do not want to do a tattoo on constantly because I get bored, I want washable henna.

      Amazing place.

    13. śliczna jest ta wyspa ;D
      wspaniałe zdjęcia :D
      Obserwuje cie i licze na to samo :D

    14. Quantos lugares lindosss.... Bj.

    15. lovely : > i'm following you : D
      waiting for your new post : >

    16. Ciekawy blog ;)

      Obserwuje i licze na to samo - dlen09.blogspot.com

    17. me gusta tu espacio te invito a otro que yo tengo seguro que te gustara

      un abrazo

    18. That is a beautiful island! Really amazing! And the wildlife, truly spectacular! Thanks for sharing it here. I'll be sure to cast my vote.

      By the way, I've tagged you here:


      You may or may not want to write a blog post about it. I just wanted to show your link there as a way of thanking you for following my blog. :)

    19. Fajny blog! ;p
      Obserwuję i liczę na to samo ;)

    20. Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice word!

      This is such a cool post and blog! Amazing views!


    21. I love your photos, thank you for the following ;)

    22. I definitely want to visit this place! Great photos :)

      Please comment/follow my blog &
      I'll definitely return the favor :)


    23. Es un blog muy bonito y sobretodo me gusta por la fauna y paisajes o fotos,el lugar debe ser precioso .Bien pues como todos ,algo que algun desearia, es visitar ese precioso y encantador lugar,muchas gracias