World Stamps Pictures - Indonesia Komodo Dragon Stamps

Indonesian Komodo Dragon Stamp
World Stamps Pictures - Indonesia Komodo Dragon Stamps
Early in the twentieth century Westerners started to hear native stories of a "land crocodile" said to inhabit some of the islands of Indonesia. In 1912 a party of pearl fishermen reported that a large prehistoric creature lived on an island they had visited in the Lesser Sundas. An expedition from the Buitenborg Zoological Museum in Java visited the island and published a report on the creature which proved to be a giant monitor lizard. This report remained largely unknown. In 1926 an expedition from the American Museum of Natural History captured two live specimens and brought back twelve dead specimens. The report of this expedition was widely disseminated and the existence of the "Komodo Dragon" (scientific name Varanus komodoensis) became known around the world.

World Stamps Pictures - Indonesia Komodo Dragon Stamps
Scott # 477 Issued 1959 - This stamp is part of a set of six stamps depicting Indonesian wildlife.

Indonesia Komodo Dragon World Stamps Pictures
Scott # 1286C Issued 1985 - This stamp is part of a set of three stamps depicting Indonesian wildlife.

World Stamps Pictures - Indonesia Komodo Dragon Stamps
Scott # 1911 Issued 2000 - First of four stamps depicting the Komodo Dragon shows a dragon head on with its tongue extended. Issued under the aegis of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Indonesia Komodo Dragon World Stamps Pictures
Scott # 1912 Issued 2000 - Second of four stamps depicting the Komodo Dragon shows a juvenile dragon on a log. Issued under the aegis of the World Wide Fund for Nature. The maximum card also shows a juvenile dragon.
Indonesia Komodo Dragon World Stamps Pictures
Scott # 1913 Issued 2000Third of four stamps depicting the Komodo Dragon shows two dragons hunting. Issued under the aegis of the World Wide Fund for Nature. The maximum card shows a dragon walking in low vegetation.
World Stamps Pictures - Indonesia Komodo Dragon Stamps

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