The monitor's eating habits revolve around the weather. It feasts during the wet season when the food is plentiful and lives off its fat reserves during the dry season.
|SCIENTIFIC NAME||VARANUS EXANTHEMATICUS|
|WHERE IN THE WILD?||AFRICAN SAVANNAHS|
|WHAT'S ON THE MENU?||BEETLES, CENTIPEDES, SCORPIONS, GROUND-DWELLING BIRDS, SMALL MAMMALS, TOADS, LIZARDS AND SNAILS|