Close this search box.


Asian Water Monitor

Varanus salvator

Built for swimming, these lizards use their tail to steer, like a rudder on a boat. When threatened, they have been known to climb into trees above water, then escape by splashing in. As opportunistic carnivores, Asian water monitors consume a wide variety of prey.


Found At


Least Concern

Explore more Animals

Terrapene coahuila Living only in an area known as the Cuatro Cienegas basin in Mexico, this species suffers from its limited range of only…
Varanus beccarii By the time they are fully grown, they will be 3 to 4 feet in length and have turned completely black. Overly…
Antidorcas marsupialis Named for its jumping ability, it can leap up to 13 ft. in the air displaying a white flap of skin on…

My Zoo Visit

Drag & Drop to Reorder