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White-throated Monitor

White-throated Monitor

Name

White-throated Monitor [Varanus albigularis albigularis] 

Appearance

The White-throated Monitor is a large heavy-bodied lizard with strong limbs and sharp claws, the monitor also has a rounded snout and they are gray-brown with yellow/white markings. The monitor can grow up to 2 meters in length.

Diet

They mainly eat beetles, land snails, millipedes and grasshoppers. 

Distribution

The White-throated Monitor can be found in the savanna and the semi-desert districts of the country, they are not in the Western Cape. 

Breeding

They lay between 8 and 51 eggs in the summer depending on the size of the female. The eggs hatch in 110-120 days in captivity but takes much longer to hatch in the wild.

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