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2014-09-30 08:27:37

GILI AIR, Indonesia, Sept.

2014-09-05 00:20:25

HONG KONG, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Reporting : September 3, 2014, President : Mr. Dato'Tan Lung LaiCEO: Mr.

2014-08-05 23:11:25

A battle is raging in beautiful Bali between locals and developers over a protected lagoon, and Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas fertigation company, offers a Sustainable solution. Houston,

Female Komodo Dragons Life Span Is Shorter Than Males Due To Extreme 'Housework'
2012-10-18 10:58:01

An international team of researchers has found that female Komodo Dragons live half as long as males on average, seemingly due to their physically demanding 'housework' such as building huge nests and guarding eggs for up to six months.

Winners Of Controversial Natural Wonders Poll Announced
2011-11-13 05:36:01

The Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo Island, Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain have been named the new seven wonders of nature.

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2009-12-07 10:01:22

Singapore Zoo has productively bred the extremely-scarce Komodo dragon, officials announced Monday, adding that the rare baby was healthy and happy.

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2009-05-25 06:10:00

The notorious Komodo dragon has sharp teeth and its venom kills within hours of a bite.

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Kathy Marks THE KOMODO dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard that feasts on water buffalo and occasionally even attacks humans, is disappearing from its limited habitat, zoologists have warned.

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2008-04-14 10:15:00

The fearsome Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard and can take very large animal prey: now a new international study has revealed how it can be such an efficient killing machine despite having a wimpy bite and a featherweight skull.


Latest Lesser Sunda Islands Reference Libraries

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2008-11-25 22:03:15

The Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis), also known as the Smoke Hawk, is a large bird of prey that is found in Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands and is sparsely distributed throughout mainland Australia. It inhabits open country, especially in arid and semiarid regions. The Spotted Harrier has gray upperparts, chestnut facial disc and a dark rump. The wingspan is 14.75 to 18.5 inches long. Females are larger than males. Its diet consists of ground birds, rabbits, rodents and lizards. It...

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2006-10-19 13:09:29

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, is a medium-sized cockatoo inhabitant to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. There is also a feral population of these birds in Hong Kong. The large group has apparently developed from a number of caged birds that have been released into the wild over many years. The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is about 13.75 inches long. It has all-white feathers, bluish bare...

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2005-06-15 17:26:29

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.