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Trade in Savannah Monitors Print E-mail
ImageCITES has kept records of international trade in savannah monitors since the mid 1970s. The USA by by far the largest consumer of pet savannah monitors, with gross imports totaling 642,500 animals up to 2010. In total, the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Spain, France, Taiwan and  Netherlands recorded gross imports of 145,711 up to 2010.

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Source CITES Trade Database,  http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/trade.shtml

 

 
 

 

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An obligate frugivore is an animal whose diet throughout its range consist largely of fruit. Other obligate frugivores in the Philippines include flying foxes, hornbills and other birds. The butaan is much larger than any other obligate frugivore in the Philippines and had a much more restricted diet; on Polillo the diet of adult butaan consists almost entirely of eight species of fruits and two species of snails.

 

 

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