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The '''black tree monitor''' (<span style="font-style: normal; ">Varanus beccarii) </span>is designed for a life in the trees, with long curved claws, sticky soles, and a long prehensile tail that serves as a fifth limb. It has longer teeth than do other monitors, which may enable it to more efficiently capture prey in the canopy. '''Facts'''
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The '''black tree monitor''' (<span style="font-style: normal; ">Varanus beccarii) </span>is designed for a life in the trees, with long curved claws, sticky soles, and a long prehensile tail that serves as a fifth limb. It has longer teeth than do other monitors, which may enable it to more efficiently capture prey in the canopy.
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=='''Facts'''==
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*Where to see them: Aru Islands
 
*Where to see them: Aru Islands
 
*Length: 3 to 4 ft
 
*Length: 3 to 4 ft

Latest revision as of 15:39, March 4, 2012

Tree monitors

Taken at the St. Louis Zoo

The black tree monitor (Varanus beccarii) is designed for a life in the trees, with long curved claws, sticky soles, and a long prehensile tail that serves as a fifth limb. It has longer teeth than do other monitors, which may enable it to more efficiently capture prey in the canopy.

FactsEdit

  • Where to see them: Aru Islands
  • Length: 3 to 4 ft
  • Habitat: Forest and mangrove swamp
  • Diet: Insects, lizards, small mammals, and eggs
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