Gould’s Monitor Varanus gouldii

Gould’s monitors are known to eat roadkill and they won’t hesitate to feed on the carcasses of other monitors!

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ORIGIN:
Australia and New Guinea

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HABITAT:
Forests, grasslands and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 1 ft

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DIET:
Small mammals, reptiles, insects and eggs

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws and powerful tail

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 10-17 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Collisions with vehicles

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
18 yrs in human care

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