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About Mampam
Free Ebook - The truth about Varanus exanthematicus

 Our pet-owners' guide to savannah monitor lizard was the first ever written by people who had studied the animals in the wild and bred them in captivity. You can download the book here.

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The Butaan Project
The Butaan Project - Foraging behaviour

butaan7.jpgWe use feces to investigate diet and activity areas of butaan. In total we have examined more than 1500 samples, possibly the largest ever collected for a single population of reptiles.  Butaan and their relatives are huge specialised frugivores, much bigger than any other specialised frugivorous animal in  the Philippines. They need a constant supply of fruit but lack the wings that allow other frugivores to forage in different forest fragments. Large and immobile, the butaan depends on a very narrow range of foods.

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