From the world’s largest lizard to the world’s smallest buffalo, Indonesia is home to a myriad of fascinating wildlife. Many of Indonesia’s thousands of islands are still uninhabited and untouched by the outside world, making them the ideal breeding ground for rare and unusual wildlife – and a haven for animal lovers.
According to Conservation International, just 17 countries are considered “megadiverse”. This means that each possesses a vast number of different species – many found nowhere else. And Indonesia is one.
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The mighty and ancient Komodo dragon is truly fearsome. Growing to a length of 3 metres and weighing up to 70 kilogrammes, they are the largest living lizards in the world. They live on just five Indonesian islands – Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar. Their toxic bites allow them to hunt and kill far bigger animals.