What is a monitor lizard?



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    Monitor lizards are one of the oldest families of lizards. All monitor lizards are tropical reptiles and most are very hostile, using their long claws and tales against predators. They puff up their throats and rib cages, whip their tales, and emit a hissing sound as means of protecting themselves by making their bodies look larger than they actually are. They vary in length from 8 inches long to the largest known monitor lizard – the Komodo Dragon – which can grow up to 9 feet long. They are unusual in the sense that monitor lizards cannot grow back their tail if it is lost. They can be found in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Australia, and The Philippines.

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    Monitor Lizards are native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Indonesia and live in deserts, forests, and savannas. There are over 70 species of this kind of lizard, including the Mangrove Monitor, Nile Monitor, Tree Monitor, and Komodo Dragon. Their size ranges from less than one foot to over 6 feet. The Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard, can grow to more than 9 feet! Monitors have a vast diet including insects, birds, rodents, fish, frogs, reptiles, and eggs. They are common as pets. 


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