Monitoring a Monitor!
We went looking for a medium sized reptile today! We found this gorgeous animal and it was so fun to watch!
Location: Great Victorian Desert
Sand Goanna Fun Facts:
- Sand goannas are members of the monitor family.
- Sand goannas are burrows. They dig burrows for shelter.
- They are diurnal (active during the day).
- They have forked tongues to help them “smell” the air.
- Sand goannas sense of smell is so good they can find buried prey.
- Sand goannas lay their eggs in a termite mound. The termites keep the eggs warm.
These monitors are so cool to watch! Other members of the monitor family include the famous Komodo dragon!