Google Honors 37th Anniversary of Komodo National Park in Indonesia

March 6, 2017

If you do a Google search today, or just go to the Google page, you will notice a Google Doodle of a lizard. That lizard is a Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), and it is the doodle of the day on Google in honor of the 37th anniversary of Komodo National Park in Indonesia.

The park was originally opened to save the island nation’s komodo dragons. It has since expanded the scope of its mission to protect other native wildlife at the park. 

Google doodle komodo dragon


In honor of the 37th anniversary of Komodo National Park in Indonesia, Google brings you this doodle and factoids on the Komodo dragon.

The Komodo dragon can be found on Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It is the world’s largest lizard and can attain sizes of up to 10 feet and weigh more than 150 pounds. 

The park was founded in 1980 and has a total area of around 1,733 square kilometers. 

The Google Doodle is interactive and you can take a quiz to test your knowledge of the Komodo dragon

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