Nile Monitor

Varanus niloticus

Size: Up to 1.8m long
Habitat: Near lakes, rivers, swamps
Feeding: Fish, frogs, insects, birds, eggs

The Nile Monitor, also called the Water Leguaan, is Africa's largest lizard. It has a powerful body and limbs and strong claws. The skin is greyish brown with lighter spots and markings. The belly is paler. It has a forked tongue like other monitor lizards.

They have a lifespan of more than 10 - 20 years.

These photos were taken in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.









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