Savanna Monitor Varanus exanthematicus

Savanna monitors don’t mess around when it comes to reproduction—one female may lay up to 50 eggs at a time!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Savannas and forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 150 lbs
Length: Up to 5 ft

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DIET:
Small mammals, reptiles, snails and insects

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
6-month incubation

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THREATS:
Human hunting and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
12 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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