Savannah Monitor

Where in the world?

Sparse grasslands and seasonally dry areas of sub-Saharan Africa.


Animal Facts:

Savannah Monitors eat differently based upon their age and where they live. Young monitors eat arthropods as their primary food source, while adults eat more snails. They also eat slugs, amphibians, eggs, small mammals, reptiles and birds.

Male Savannah Monitors can reach up to 5 feet in length, however they typically average 2 – 2.5 feet.

The lifespan for these monitors in captivity can be as long as 15 years.

Did you know?

In some areas, Savannah Monitors prey on poisonous millipedes. Monitors will rub their chin on the millipede for up to 15 minutes before consuming it, perhaps to make the arthropod excrete most of its toxins.

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Posted on

January 29, 2019