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Nile Varani

Diet: Fish, frogs, small reptiles, birds, eggs, invertebrates and carrion.

Habitat: Sub-Saharan Africa excluding desert regions

Like all monitors, they have highly developed olfactory abilities and forked tongues. The nostrils are above their noses, which indicates that these animals are very well adapted to an aquatic lifestyle. They are also excellent climbers and fast runners on land.