Dumeril's Monitor Varanus dumerilii
The Dumeril's monitor is found in dense evergreen forests with high humidity and mangrove swamps.
Diet in the wild
Diet at the Zoo
Rats and mice
- Can swallow large prey whole.
- Juveniles have shiny orange, red or yellow heads until they are 8 weeks old.
- Frequently soak, swim and even sleep in water.
- Semi-aquatic and have been known to remain submerged up to 75 minutes.