Quince Monitor

Varanus melinus

Only known to science since 1997, the quince monitor’s wild habits remain mysterious. In zoos, they swim and dive readily, suggesting that they may be found in swamps as well as forest. With sharp claws, the quince monitor is also a good climber.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Dragons!
lengthLength: 4 to 5 ft
life expectancyLife Expectancy: More than 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Tropical forest and swamp
dietDiet: Small animals, such as insects and frogs, and eggs