Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Rinca, also known as Rincah and Rindja, is a small island near Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia within the West Manggarai Regency. The island is famous for komodo dragons, giant lizards that can measure up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) long. Rinca is also populated with many other species such as wild pigs, buffalos and many birds.
Being less known and less visited than Komodo it is an excellent place to see the komodo dragon in its natural environment with fewer people to disturb them. Day trips can be arranged from Labuan Bajo on Flores by small boat at the park headquarters. The island's area is 198 square kilometres (76 sq mi). Living conditions for local people on the island are often difficult. Education facilities, for example, are quite limited for children. Some non-government organisations help with the provision of books for children on Rinca.
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