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Croc Monitor
Scientific Name: Varanus Salvadorii
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Average Lifespan: 10 - 20 Years
Length: Up to 8'
Weight: Up to 44 lbs
Habitat: Tropical Forests
Number of Eggs: 4 - 12 Eggs
Incubation Period: 28 - 42 Days

They use their tails as a whip for defense.
Monitors are the only reptiles other than snakes that have forked tongues/
Unlike most monitors that have curved teeth to hold their prey, crocodile monitors have flat, serrated teeth for slicing and tearing meat.
They are diurnal and generally solitary creatures.
They are great climbers. They use their tail for balance and to grab branches.

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