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Komodo Dragons Discovered Outside National Park in Indonesia, But Don't Get Too Excited

Where: Indonesia
February 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM | by | ()

Komodo Dragons are one of Indonesia's prime tourist attractions when it comes to adventure travel, and it looks like the rich just discovered they're a little richer than they thought.

While the Dragons were assumed to only live within the cozy confines of Komodo National Park in the Lesser Sunga Islands, 12 of the world's largest lizards were found on its eastern neighbor, Flores Island, in Mbeliling Forest. We're guessing the small population is the result of unnatural means -- that is, a human being was involved in their migration.

Regardless, it's interesting news, and a good conversation starter to hold onto for the hostel bar, for sure. But don't skim headlines and be fooled into thinking this means anything changes as far as tourism goes. There are only 12 of them, remember, and the species is still endangered, so they aren't like, you know, taking over or anything.

If you want to see the dragons in the wild, you should still be making plans to visit Komodo National Park.

[Photo: Indonesia Berprestasi]

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