Blue Tree Monitor

Varanus macraei

Scientists describe newly discovered species of monitors still today. The blue tree monitor, for example, was only just discovered in 2001 on the small Indonesian island of Batanta. Very little is known about its natural history.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: Up to 3.6 ft
lifespanLifespan: More than 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Tropical forest
dietDiet: Small animals, such as insects and frogs, and eggs