Scientific name: Varanus niloticus

Family name: Varanidae

Classification: Reptilia

Group Name: Lounge

IUCN status: Unclassified

Lifespan: 10-20 years

Weight: up to 15kg

Body length: 120-220cm

Top speed: Unknown

Diet: Carnivore: Fish, snails, frogs, crocodile eggs and young, snakes, birds, small mammals, insects, and carrion.

Habitat: Woodlands, savannas, grasslands, scrub, mangroves, and swamps.

Range:  Sub-Saharan Africa and along the Nile River.