The Nile Monitor is a large, semi-aquatic lizard found mainly in Africa.
They can grow to be up to 2 meters long and weigh up to 20 kg.
They are excellent swimmers and climbers, and make great pets for those who are experienced handlers.
Nile Monitors are omnivorous, eating a variety of small animals, insects, fruits, and vegetables.
In the wild they play an important role in controlling rodent populations. They are considered a Threatened species due to habitat loss and hunting.
Least Concern (LC)
Its tail can grow more than a meter long and its tail acts as a counter when it is racing.
The biggest enemy of the Nile monitor is the martial eagle.
The Nile monitor is the largest lizard in Africa, growing up to 2.1 meters (7 feet) long.
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