Black-throated Monitor Varanus albigularis ionidesi

Sometimes bigger really is better! The black-throated monitor’s relatively large size deters predators that go after other lizards.

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ORIGIN:
East Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 60 lbs
Length: 3-4 ft

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DIET:
Rodents, snakes and insects

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PREDATORS:
Badgers

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 3-5 years

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and hunting by humans

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
15 yrs

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