viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

Komodo dragon


Today I want to show you a postcard that came from Indonesia with a gorgeous Komodo dragon.

Komodo National Park was declared a UNESCO WHS in 1991. It includes the islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinka and 26 smaller islands. It's original purpose was to protect the Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard, and nowadays it protects the biodiversity of the area.  
Komodo dragons can grow to a maximum length of 3 meters, weigh around 70 kg and their life expectancy is around 30 years. They are a survivor species of very large lizards that once lived in Indonesia and Australia. They are carnivorous and venomous, and as a result of their size, they dominate the ecosystems in which they live.
Komodo dragons are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and protected under indonesian law. Komodo National Park was founded to help their protection.

The stamps were awesome too, pictures of indonesian animals and plants. One with the Malayan bear and and a Titan arum, a plant with the largest flowers in the world. The second one with a Twelve-wired bird of paradise and a Pometia pinnata, a tropical fruit tree. And the last one with a Blue crowned hanging parrot and an Oncosperma tigillarium, a palm tree species.

Thank you very much, Shinta!

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