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Savannah Monitor Lizards are Not Scavengers Print E-mail

ImageTo make savannah monitor lizards appear easy to keep the pet trade promotes the idea that they are scavengers and will eat anything. In fact savannah monitors should be fed only whole animals in captivity. Dog food, meat and animal byproducts are not suitable foods for savannah monitors.

 

 

ImageThe Savannah Monitor Lizard - The truth about Varanus exanthematicus

At last! A book to answer all your questions about savannah monitor lizards!

by Daniel Bennett and Ravi Thakoordyal

This is the first book written by people who have studied savannah monitors in the wild and bred them in captivity. As a result our book is very different from its competitors. The husbandry information is excellent and the insights into the animals' ecology and natural history are unique. In fact we believe that this will rapidly make all other books about savannah monitors obsolete!

We think it is the best guide to keeping monitor lizards in captivity ever published!


Published January 2003. ISBN 0-95266329-5. 84 pages, 64 illustrations, 13 in colour. 8.5 x 5.5. inches, softbound. Printed on high quality gloss paper.

Ebook available now, only $5

Available here!

 
 

 

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Bye Bye Butaan

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Butaan start to visit fruiting trees before they are large enough to swallow the fruits. They make repeat journeys to trees, perhaps to reinforce memory of the position of the tree. If the youngster survives it may continue to use this tree for many decades. Fruiting trees like this are a vital resource for entire populations of butaan. Learn more >


 
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The Butaan Project
The Butaan Project

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Since 1999 the Butaan Project has been studying the rare, endangered, and unique fruit-eating monitor lizards of the Philippines.  Butaan is just one of several races of frugivorous monitor lizards in the Philippines ("Pandan Biawak"), all of which are of at least as great a conservation concern as the Komodo dragon, but receive virtually none of the attention. Pandan Biawak occur only in lowland dipterocarp forest. The first species (Butaan) was discovered in 1845 and not seen alive by a scientist until the late 1970s. The next species (Mabitang) was discovered in 2001. Other species remain undescribed, and some may have gone extinct without ever having been recognised.

 

 

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