White-throated Monitor

Varanus albigularis

The white-throated monitor spends its day patrolling the savanna, seeking out small animals with its scent-detecting tongue. During the hottest part of the day, it shades itself under tree roots or uses its strong claws to dig out a resting den. If threatened, the monitor puffs up its body and lashes with its powerful tail.

Fact File

lengthLength: 3.3 to 6 ft
habitatHabitat: Savanna
dietDiet: Birds, insects, snails, and invertebrates