Scientific name: Varanus exanthematicus

Family name: Varanidae

Classification: Reptilia

Group Name: Lounge

IUCN status: Least Concern

Lifespan: 8-13 years

Weight: up to 2kg

Body length: 105-155cm

Top speed: Unknown

Diet: Carnivore: Beetles, scorpions, snakes, snails, millipedes, small mammals, birds, lizards, and eggs.

Habitat: Savannah or grassland areas, but may also be found in rocky, semi-desert habitats, open forest, and woodlands.

Range:  Sub-Saharan Africa.