Friday, March 26, 2010

Birth of Komodos

The Komodo is a pre-historic giant lizard that live in the Island of Komodo, East Nusatenggara, whose population is decreasing from time to time.

Due to this fact, I am very happy when Kompas reported that three Komodo females have give birth to 25 baby Komodos at a zoo in Surabaya, East Java.

Indonesian Zoo Welcomes Birth of 25 Komodo Dragons
Jumat, 26 Maret 2010 | 07:36 WIB

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — An Indonesian zoo is welcoming the births of 25 endangered Komodo dragons, hatched after eight months in incubators. Veterinarian Rahmat Suharta says the eggs, from three giant female lizards, hatched at the Surabaya Zoo in East Java over the past week.
He said Thursday that the babies, weighing between 2.8 ounces (80 grams) and 4.2 ounces (120 grams), brought to 69 the number of the giant lizards at the zoo, one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Eleven more eggs are expected to hatch in coming weeks.
Komodo dragons can be found in the wild primarily on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca. The lizards — thought to number around 2,500 — can grow longer than 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh 150 pounds (70 kilograms).

15 comments:

Herdoni Wahyono said...

Komodo is a very rare animal in the world that is almost extinct. Let us support the Indonesian Government's efforts to preserve and protect the Komodo dragon. Komodo is a protected animal that is priceless.

H. Nizam said...

Herdoni,
You very right my friend. We should support efforts to save Komodos from extinction.

umihoney said...

Wow amazing...8 months of incubation.I applaud the effort by Indonesian govt. to save the komodos from extinction.kudos.

H. Nizam said...

@Umihoney,
Yes the results are very satisfying. Hopefully similar results would be achieve on other endangered species.

Gwei Mui said...

We as a global community should be supporting any and all efforts to encourage the survival of any endangered or rare species. Well done and thanks for sharing this

ducky said...

selamat hari lahir komodo..smoga cepet gede ... qeqeqqee

H. Nizam said...

@Gwei Mui,
Yes, the efforts must be supported by the international community.


@Ducky,
Iya benar, kita harus mengucapkan selamat atas kelahiran komodo tsb. dan semoga terus berkembang.

katy said...

WE really need to save Komodos, i just learn this thinsg now..ty

H. Nizam said...

Katy,
Yes, we must save Komodo as an endangered species.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

The local radio station here in Wellington has been running a competition, with prize being a trip to see the Komoda dragons and a few days in Bali.

peter

horsetaste said...

ow that's beautiful

toko online said...

congratulation for Surabaya Zoo

you have new collection

H. Nizam said...

@Peter,
I am glad to hear that. Some of the komodos have been moved to Bali for better treatment.


@HorseTaste,
Beautiful indeed


@TokoOnline,
We should congratulate Surabaya Zoo for their achievement.

Ana Goncalves said...

I have always been fascinated with the Komodo because like many lizards it has a greater story to tell, and its beauty attracts all who appreciate it's presence.

I hadn't known that the Komodo Lizard was born in this part of the world before, and that is a step in the right direction for the Indonesian Government to be specialising in the conversation of Komodos.

I hope they live for many centuries to come.

Kind Regards

A pleasure to stop by your blog :)

H. Nizam said...

Ana Goncalves,
Thank you for your visit and comment.
The komodo lives in the Island of Komodo at the eastern part of Indonesia. Some has been sent to other parts of the country and also other countries. Thank God their numbers seemed to be growing.