10 Interesting Facts
Komodo & The Komodo Dragons
Planning a trip to view the famed Komodo Dragons? Well, we’re here to help. For many who have not been to see the Komodo dragons, we believe that these essential tips would give you some bearing and an idea of what to expect when you land.
The gateway to the Komodo National Park is Labuan Bajo, so be sure book your flights to the Labuan Bajo International Airport. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll need to head to Komodo Island or Rinca Island to enter the Komodo National Park.
Here are some helpful tips on what you can expect while you’re there:
- The Komodo National Park is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores
- It is actually part of the Wallacea region, which was formed by 2 continents made up of volcanic islands
- You can find species of birds, marine life and wild animals that originated from both Australia and Asia
- There are 2500 Komodo Dragons scattered across the Park namely on Komodo Island and Rinca Island, which is a popular Instagram spot thanks to captivating views from the island’s peak
- The Komodo Dragons can swim up to 13 miles per hour. They can also outrun any animal and humans at the speed of 11 miles per hour
- The female Dragon lies about 15-30 eggs each time which incubates for 9 months. As babies, they are able to climb trees for survival
- The Komodo Dragon has 60 curved, extremely sharp teeth containing 60 different strains of bacteria that causes fatal bites
- It is said that the Komodo National Park is one of the best diving sites in the world
- There are four villages in the Komodo National Park on Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Papagarang Island
- The gateway to the Komodo National Park is Labuan Bajo