Sunday, September 6, 2009

Komodo Dragon

This is an Indonesian banknote printed in 1957 that features a Komodo Dragon, one of the biggest lizards in the world. It can grow up to 2 to 3 meter long with the body weight of around 70 kilogram. This species of lizard inhabits in Komodo, Rinca, Flores Island of Indonesia. It is so huge that the local people would have called them as dragon - Komodo Dragon.

Komodo dragon is now protected under Indonesian law and the government has even set up a Komodo National Park to protect them. Komodo National Park consists of the three larger islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar which are the volcanic origin. The national park was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Besides its appearance in the banknote, the Komodo Dragon also use to feature in Rp50 Indonesian coins.

A 1957 Indonesian Banknote features a Komodo Dragon

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