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Land of dragons is a full documentary that shows us the Komodo dragon, one of the animals most feared by man who lives in the jungle of indonesia. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs 02:15 During the glaciations of the Pleistocene era, the polar icecaps increased in size, and the level of the sea fell. Some islands, now known as Indonesia, remained isolated while others became joined to the continent. Java was one of these. Once the glaciation was over, the sea returned to its original level, and Java once more became an island, cut off from mainland Asia. 08:25 Isolation gave rise to many endemic species, and incredible biological diversity. In some cases, the species are exclusive to the archipelago, or may be even be restricted to a single island. This is the case of the second largest bovine in the world, the banteng. This is the case of the second largest bovine in the world, the banteng. Unlike man, few predators would even attempt to fell a prey of this size. Their main enemy lies hidden in the depths of the jungle, where it is virtually invisible. It is the largest predator on the island, an animal feared and venerated by man since ancient times, the tiger. 11:36 It was precisely on this island, Java, that the first explorers found one of the most mysterious animals of the archipelago. The Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest mammals on earth. 16:05 In the coral reef coexist many species. The marine fauna and flora have here found conditions favourable to life. The clown fish, for example, does not rub against a plant, but rather an anemone, an animal of the polyp family. 20:56 Beyond the coral reef, lie the open waters of the ocean, one of the environments most feared by man since ancient times. The seabed is lost in the dark depths, and all that can be seen is the so-called Great Blue, the immensity of the ocean. This is a world almost without colour, dominated by the great sea predators, the territory of the most feared ocean animal, the shark. 23:03 The fiddler crab is another species that live in the archipelago. It’s name comes from it’s enormous claws, almost equal in size as the rest of its body. This outsized claw serves two basic functions: to mark his territory, and attract the females. 24:21 The male can only use one of his claws. The other is so big that it is useless for collecting mud. The females don’t have this problem. 27:30 The mudskipper is one of the few species of fish in the world capable of living out of the water. 28:01 Courtship also takes place on land. The male shows off his dorsal fin to the females. 31:32 The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world. It can measure 3 metres in length, and weigh 70 kilos. It’s sight and hearing are not very well-developed. To hunt, it relies on smell. 34:17 Such is the voracity of these animals that the adults do not hesitate to attack the young of the species. To avoid being detected, these cover themselves in faeces to disguise their natural smell, and climb up into the trees, where they will remain until the predator has moved off. 35:44 The inhabitants of Komodo leave the dead bodies of their cattle for the great predator, as payment for the use of the meadows. The more deaths there are, the less likely it is the reptiles will collect the debt by attacking the live cattle. 39: 47 Man has lived alongside the giant lizards since time immemorial. Over generations, children and adults who strayed from the settlements have disappeared in the jungle, leaving no trace. 40:17 Today, about 2,500 people live on Komodo and Rinca, two of the four islands on which dragons are still extant. 47: 49 Competition between the dragons and man has brought them to the verge of extinction. Just four years after they were discovered, they were already a protected species but, despite this, numbers continue to fall. It was only 31 years later, in 1936, that the government understood that protecting them would be useless if they didn’t also conserve their natural habitat. The islands on which they still lived were declared sanctuaries and their ecosystems protected. 49:20 The archipelago is, at one and the same time, myth and reality, the place where science and fantasy meet. The movement of the continental plates created it. The glaciations and the sea gave it life, and evolution and isolation have converted it into a legend. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world. It can measure 3 metres in length, and weigh 70 kilos. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons It’s sight and hearing are not very well-developed. To hunt, it relies on smell. Every time it puts out its tongue, the particles carried in the air are trapped on its two tips. It then places these tips against a special receptor, called Jacobson’s organ, located at the top of the mouth. This analyses the particles and tells the dragon, not only of the presence of the prey, but also in which direction it can be found. Such is the voracity of these animals that the adults do not hesitate to attack the young of the species. To avoid being detected, these cover themselves in faeces to disguise their natural smell, and climb up into the trees, where they will remain until the predator has moved off. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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The inhabitants of Komodo leave the dead bodies of their cattle for the great predator. On this occasion, it is a goat that has died and there are hungry dragons lurking. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons The wind carries the smell, and the dragon comes to collect its due. He must begin to eat immediately. If he has found the corpse, then other dragons will not be far behind. The first thing it will eat will be the entrails, which are the softest and easiest parts to eat. Before he has had a chance to begin, a second, and even bigger lizard appears on the scene. In very little time, the wind has carried the message to all the dragons in the area. By the time the third guest arrives, the entrails have been devoured. In just a few minutes, the goat has almost entirely disappeared. The lizards will swallow the bones, the skin, and even the hooves. The only thing left lying on the ground are the horns, a pool of blood, and claw marks, the only sign that the lizards have accepted the payment of the natives. All the islands on which humans have settled have been invaded by the animals they brought with them. The different ecosystems have absorbed pigs, dogs or goats, which escaped from their human masters and were able to adapt to life in the wild. They are the most recent newcomers, and the latest victims of the Komodo dragon. Man has lived alongside the giant lizards since time immemorial. Over generations, children and adults who strayed from the settlements have disappeared in the jungle, leaving no trace. After the initial anguish, people became resigned to this. It is the tribute they must pay to the dragons for allowing them to live on their island. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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Today, about 2,500 people live on Komodo and Rinca, two of the four islands on which dragons are still extant. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons With the arrival of night, the islands are transformed. The species which remain inactive during the day now awake, the predators go hunting under the cover of darkness, and the air is filled with sounds which still today inspire fear among the natives. Though they are a fisher people, the inhabitants of Komodo have transformed the ecosystem of the island. Since man first came here, goats and water buffalo have grazed on the savanna. The constant felling of trees for wood has cleared many of the forests which, in the past, covered these lands, and much of the islands is now savanna. Their main prey, the herbivores endemic, were reduced in numbers by the hunters and their trained dogs, while the cattle devoured the pasture. With the presence of man in its territory, and the decline of its natural prey, confrontation was inevitable. The dragons began to hunt down the domestic cattle and came increasingly close to the human settlements. As the ecosystems deteriorated, the pressure on the local inhabitants became increasingly great. The natives, unaware that they were to blame, saw how each year there were more and more attacks. The size of the prey is no problem for the lizards. If they can’t kill it instantly, biting it will be enough. In their mouths, they have over 50 types of infectious bacteria, and a single bite is sufficient for these to be transferred to the wound. Within a week at most, the animal will die as a result of the infection. A dragon can eat up to 70% of its body weight at a single sitting, thanks to its ability to swell its stomach. A nine-year old child can be completely devoured by a single adult. It is not surprising, therefore, that these creatures inspire profound terror among the natives of the island. Competition between the dragons and man has brought them to the verge of extinction. Just four years after they were discovered, they were already a protected species but, despite this, numbers continue to fall. It was only 31 years later, in 1936, that the government understood that protecting them would be useless if they didn’t also conserve their natural habitat. The islands on which they still lived were declared sanctuaries and their ecosystems protected. The archipelago is, at one and the same time, myth and reality, the place where science and fantasy meet. The movement of the continental plates created it. The glaciations and the sea gave it life, and evolution and isolation have converted it into a legend. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons The mudskipper is one of the few species of fish in the world capable of living out of the water. This amazing ability means it can feed on the tiny algae, crustaceans and worms which live among the mangroves. And it comes out of the water not just to get food. Courtship also takes place on land. The male shows off his dorsal fin to the females. As they don’t have legs, the mudskippers use their pectoral fins to propel themselves along. To breathe, they use a system similar to the crabs: they retain water in their gills. When they ingest food, they have to expel this water, so the mudskippers constantly need to replenish their reserves. This also keeps their skin wet, this is very important, because that is another way in which they absorb oxygen. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons Isolation gave rise to many endemic species, and incredible biological diversity. Here, we can find tropical rainforests, mangrove swamp, and savanna. Each one has its own particular fauna and flora. In some cases, the species are exclusive to the archipelago, or may be even be restricted to a single island. On other occasions, they are varieties which can also be found in Asia or Australia, the two continents with which the islands of Indonesia came into contact. This is the case of the second largest bovine in the world, the banteng. On other occasions, they are varieties which can also be found in Asia or Australia, the two continents with which the islands of Indonesia came into contact. This is the case of the second largest bovine in the world, the banteng. Unlike man, few predators would even attempt to fell a prey of this size. Their main enemy lies hidden in the depths of the jungle, where it is virtually invisible. It is the largest predator on the island, an animal feared and venerated by man since ancient times, the tiger. It was precisely on this island, Java, that the first explorers found one of the most mysterious animals of the archipelago. The Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest mammals on earth. The rhinoceros is one of the species which arrived in the archipelago during the glaciations, then found themselves cut off. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons During the glaciations of the Pleistocene era, the polar icecaps increased in size, and the level of the sea fell. Some island remained isolated, while others became joined to the continent. Java was one of these. Once the glaciation was over, the sea returned to its original level, and Java once more became an island, cut off from mainland Asia. From that time on, its fauna and flora took different evolutionary roads from those of the continent. Roads which would lead to the creation of legendary creatures. Over many generations, the local people learnt to live with the jungle and its mysterious inhabitants. From them, the European explorers received the first descriptions of the fauna of the area. The visitors’ lack of scientific knowledge would transform these explanations into fabulous tales. It would seem the most fantastic creatures dwelled in the heart of the jungle. The tree cover is so dense that in some parts barely 5% of the sunlight reaches the ground. The darkness and the thick vegetation make it almost impossible to spot the animals. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc