Komodo Island has been named as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. Komodo Island, along with Rinca and the other islands that comprise Komodo National Park, is one of the only few places in the world where one finds Komodo dragons out of captivity. Apart from this, the island is also home to 25 different endangered species of the animal kingdom.
However, ridden by the theft of these exotic creatures, it is reported that the island may also be closed for tourists for a period of one year. It is highly advised that you do not go looking for these exotic creatures on your own as they can be lethal and is illegal. Please do obtain the services of an official guide present on the island. Apart from this, the island is populated by approximately 2000 people whose sustenance is dependent on fishing and goat breeding to offer as a prey to the giant lizard.
It is well-advised that you carry all your essentials with you as facilities that are present in the fishing village can be few and far in between. There are a limited number of accommodation options available and those that are range from frugal to very basic. Komodo Island is comprised within the Komodo National Park which also encompasses the other two islands of Rinca and Padar. However, it is the Komodo and Rinca Islands that the Komodo Dragons inhabit.
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