April 9th, 2019

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Komodo Island Will Close in 2020 Because People Are Smuggling Its Dragons | AFAR

https://www.afar.com/magazine/komodo-island-is-closing-because-people-keep-stealing-dragons?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=040819_Komodo%20Island_A&utm_term=Segment_A

Komodo dragons can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh 300 pounds.

"After more than 40 Komodo dragons were recently stolen and sold overseas for approximately $35,000 each, the local government has decided to close Komodo Island to tourists starting in January 2020, according to Indonesia’s Tempo newspaper."