Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)

Details

Details of Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)

The Nile monitors are native to Africa and are distributed throughout the entire central and southern regions of the continent, mostly around rivers.

They have muscular bodies, strong legs, and powerful jaws.They have forked tongues, with highly developed olfactory properties.

 Nile monitors are eating fishsnailsfrogscrocodile eggs and young, snakesbirds, small mammalsinsects, and carrion.

 

Short Overview

Length -  about 120 to 180 cm,


Largest specimens attaining 244 cm


Weight - 0.8 to 1.7 kg, can be from 5.9 to 15 kg 


 

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