Green Tree Monitor

Varanus prasinus

Specialized for an arboreal lifestyle, the green tree monitor’s slender body and long claws enable it to lie along slim tree branches without slipping. It also holds on by wrapping its long, prehensile tail around a tree branch. While most monitors are solitary, the green tree monitor hangs out in small groups.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Dragons!
lengthLength: 2.5 to 3.3 ft
lifespanLifespan: More than 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest and swamp
dietDiet: Small animals, such as insects and crabs, and eggs