As a child, I remember being fascinated with the komodo dragon. It was my favorite animal to see at the zoo. I think it reminded me of real dragons and dinosaurs. How could it not? The prehistoric creature is our largest lizard and as of right now, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, it's now endangered. The cause? Human behavior. Climate change and habitat destruction have led to this creature's significantly lower population.
One group of komodo dragons is currently protected in Komodo National Park, but another group remains vulnerable. The Indonesian government can offer protection with another park and we can ask them to do it here.
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