2012 was the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and I was sure that included Komodos, but the species is starting the Year of the Snake with a vengeance, too. Maybe it’s a serpent free-for-all this year. Another ranger was attacked in Komodo National Park today. A Komodo dragon ambushed one of the guides as he led visitors . . .
Racing through the news wires today is the latest attack in Komodo National Park. Yesterday on Rinca Island a dragon came into an office and bit a park ranger in the leg. Another ranger who came to his aid was also bitten and both victims were rushed to a hospital on Bali. There have been . . .
Here’s a link for anyone who thinks–as I sometimes do–that no single person can make much difference in the world. This kid is all kinds of awesome, a great example of the next generation of social-environmental entrepreneurs. Do they even have a Twenty under Twenty??
When Walter Auffenberg studied the Komodo dragon in the 1970s he noticed that males outnumbered females three to one, with no obvious reason why. It was a biological mystery that the characters of The Dragon Keeper spent some time pondering as well. Today, we have one possible explanation: housework. An international research team studied 400 . . .
When I first saw this headline, I was sure it was from The Onion, but “Leather Market Takes a Freaky Turn” comes to us from the Business section of the Bangkok Post. The chairman of a Thai leather manufacturer has expressed an interest in using Komodo dragons for leather, due to a vaguely referenced . . .