Savannah Monitor Varanus exanthematicus

Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor Lizard
The Savannah Monitor is a large, fast lizard native to western Saharan and subSaharan Africa as far south as the Congo. It can grow over a metre long.
Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor Lizard
Mainly carnivorous and terrestrial, it climbs well and eats invertebrates (snails, scorpions, millipedes, crickets), rodents, eggs, young birds and other reptiles/frogs (including snakes).
Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor juvenile
 Its attractive spotted back and striped underside and tail (especially the juvenile, above right) give it camouflage and, together with its intelligence, have made it popular in the pet trade.
Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor
Savannah Monitor