Scientific name: Varanus varius
Family: Varanidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Least Concern

Habitat and Distribution

Found along the east Coast inhabiting forests and coastal tablelands.

About the animal:

  • Average length is 1.5m;
  • They have toes equipped with long, strong claws,which are used for climbing and digging;
  • Their tails are usually twice the length of the head and body;
  • Find shelter in tree hollows;
  • A Solitary species except for breeding;
  • Will lay eggs and after eight to nine months return to dig them out of termite mounds.

What they eat?

Feed on birds, insects, reptiles.


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