Dumeril's Monitor

Varanus Dumerilii

Scientific Name

Dumeril's Monitor:  
Varanus Dumerilii

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Indigenous to southeastern Asia, Dumeril’s monitor can be located more specifically in Thailand, Maylasia, and Sumatra Size.

Natural Habitat

Dumeril’s monitors prefer heavily vegetated and humid forests.

Physical Characteristics

  • Dumeril’s monitors are largely dark coffee-brown in colour, with occasional brighter indistinct crossbars. Adult Dumeril’s can reach up to 4.5 ft in total length (including tail) although typical length is 4 ft long.

Quick Facts

  1. This species can remain underwater for more than an hour.

Exhibit

Reptile House

Conservation Status

Not Evaluated:The Dumeril's Monitor has not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

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Diet

Carnivore

The Dumeril’s monitor consumes primarily crabs, snails, fish, and small rodents.