Komodo dragons are one of the oldest living lizards. Direct ancestors of the Komodo dragon (Varanidae family) lived 50 million years ago. Komodo dragons may have descended from a larger lizard from Java or from Australia (Megalania prisca), which existed 30,000 years ago.
Komodo dragons are only found in Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, and a small part of northern and western Flores. They are recently extinct in Padar. They do not exist anywhere else on earth.
The people of Komodo Island revere the Komodo dragon as a mystical ancestor and treat the dragons with respect.
The islands were declared a national park to protect the endangered Komodo dragons and their environment, as well as the biodiversity of the islands. Located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia. The Park belongs in the Komodo Sub-District of Manggarai District in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara.
West Komodo was probably the first to form from volcanic activity in the Jurrasic era about 130 to 134 million years ago. East Komodo, along with Padar and Rinca, are younger and probably emerged in the Eocene era about 49 million years ago.
The video was shooted and edited all by myself, and actually this is my first video.
This project was made up for my thesis.
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