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Bosc Monitor Lizard

Varanus exanthematicus

About the Bosc Monitor Lizard

Bosc monitor lizards can grow to up to 1.5 metres in length and live for 20 years. They have quite a flat body and strong limbs for digging burrows. They mostly feed on snails and insects but will occasionally eat small mammals, birds and amphibians.

Habitat and Distribution

These monitor lizards are found in savannah grassland and shrubland in a band south of the Sahara Desert in Africa.

Family Information

These lizards usually live on their own the wild. Females can lay up to 50 eggs in a nest dug in the ground.

Conservation Status: Common

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