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Dumeril's Monitor Varanus dumerilii

Habitat

The Dumeril's monitor is found in dense evergreen forests with high humidity and mangrove swamps.

Diet in the wild

Invertebrates

Diet at the Zoo

Rats and mice

Fascinating Facts

  • 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.