Monitor lizard ( Varanus bengalnsis )
, Its length is approx 75 cms, and size of tail is 90 cms, Monitor
Lizards prey are small birds, eggs & fishes.|
Monitor Lizards live in dense forests of Rajaji National Park and
prefer to stay in trees, , near villages and cultivated areas,
Monitor Lizard can live up to 20 years and known as endangered
species, Monitor Lizard occupies vacant burrows or hollow trees ,
known as very good climber and swimmer.
In ancient times warriors used to tie a rope in Monitor Lizard and
throw it on forts and soldiers were climbing on forts by help of
rope tied with Monitor Lizard , as grip of Monitor Lizard is very
strong. komodo dragon of Indonesia is biggest Monitor Lizard in
world and has size about 4 meters.
Monitor Lizards are carnivores animals and are endangered species
because of own skin , Skin of Monitor Lizard gets high value in
international market and poachers try to hunt Monitor Lizard because
of it , There are different kind of Monitor Lizard including Common
, Water Monitor Lizard etc.
The skin of Monitor Lizard is used in making of musical
Instrument named as Kanjira , many people think Monitor Lizard has
medicinal values too.