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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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Our pet-owners' guide to savannah monitor lizard is the first ever written by people who have studied the animals in the wild and bred them in captivity. There are at least seven books in print about the savannah monitor, but we think this is the only one worth reading! Last few available 

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butaan4.jpgWe tape spool and line devices to butaan that have been caught and release them at the exact point of capture as soon as possible. Spool and line data gives us a detailed account of the animals' movementes for a few hours, days or weeks after release.  We have also used spool and line very effectively on other animals, including the endemic Polillo forest snail Helicostyla portei
 

 

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