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Further Information about savannah monitor lizards Print E-mail

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Every year tens of thousands of people buy baby savannah monitors, so there is lots to read about them online. Here is a list of recommend sources and some of the worst ones to avoid.

You can learn more about Varanus exanthematicus from these links and pdf files.

 Rough translation's of work on Varanus exanthematicus and V. niloticus in Senegal by  Mamadou Cisse

The Savannah Monitor Lizard "The Truth about Varanus exanthematicus"

The savannah monitor, Varanus exanthematicus. Excellent website

The monitor spot. Ravi Thakoordyal's website

Varanus exanthematicus from A Little Book of Monitor Lizards (1995)

Video of savannah monitors in the wild (poor quaity but unique)

Bennett, D. 2000. Preliminary data on the diet of Varanus exanthematicus in the coastal plain of Ghana. Herp. Journal 10. 

Bennett, D. 2000 The abundance of Varanus exanthematicus in the coastal plain of Ghana. Amphibia-Reptilia

Bennett, D. 2000. Observations of Bosc's monitor lizard (Varanus exathematicus) in the wild. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc 25(8)

Mampam Conservation Library

Literature to avoid!

Book Review - Savannah Monitors by Robert Sprackland

Book Review - Giant Lizards by Robert Sprackland

 
 

 

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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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