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Asian Water Monitor

Varanus salvator, commonly known as the water monitor, is a large lizard native to Southeast Asia.

Origin / Habitat: Southeast Asia

Size: 3 to 5 feet in length

Lifespan: 25 years

Diet: Mammals, birds and carrion

Did you know;

  • They lead solitary lives, only coming together to mate or share a particularly large meal.
  • While they are young they spend much of their time off the ground in the safety of trees or bushes, becoming more confident on the forest floor as their size increases.
  • This species of lizard is very commonly hunted for its skin which is used in the fashion industries of Europe and the USA.
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