Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Reptilia
                 Family : Varanidae
  Scientific Name : Varanus Indicus

                      Size : 12 - 310cm (4.7 - 122in)
                 Weight : 1 - 166kg (2.2 366lbs)
           Top Speed : 45km/h (28mph)
            Life Span : 8 - 30 years

                Colour : Tan, Brown, Grey, Green
           Skin Type : Scales
Special Features : Large, powerful body 
                                 and sherp claws
  1. Monitor Lizards are large reptiles found in Asia and Africa.
  2. They mostly inhabit the jungle areas but some species are known to be water-bound.
  3. Most of the species of monitor lizards are big, their size ranging from 12 cm to 310 cm.
  4. The Komodo dragon is the largest monitor lizard found in a small Indonesian island.
  5. Though they are large in size, they are believed to carry a reasonably weak venom.
  6. They are extremely versatile and are known to adapt very well to different environments.
  7. They are primarily carnivores feeding on eggs, smaller reptiles, fish birds and small mammals.
  8. Depending on their habitat, some species may also feed on vegetation around them.
  9. Their main predators are Humans, snakes and wildcats.
  10. Their average lifespan is between 8-30 years.
  11. Female monitor lizards lay up to 30 eggs, bury them in holes and cover them with dirt.
  12. Monitor lizards are believed to be fairly intelligent.
  13. Interestingly, they are thought to be able to count and recognize numbers up to 6.
  14. They are known to use their intelligence to survey their area for their predators.
  15. Legend has it that the presence of monitor lizards indicates the presence of crocodiles nearby.
  16. Monitor lizards are a threatened species now.

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