Today I want to write about one of the most beautiful and least-known reptiles in the world, the quince monitor.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful lizards grow up to 120 cm long. When they are young, their colouring is quite dark, but they become more yellow as they get older.
- Quince monitors are excellent swimmers and like most other monitors they are very good climbers.
- They eat a wide range of small animals, including insects and frogs, and eggs.
- They were only discovered in 1997, so scientists still have a lot to learn about them.
- Quince monitors are only found in the Sula Islands of Indonesia. They are threatened by poaching for the pet trade as they are very popular pets.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about quince monitors?