Category: Gray’s monitors
Monday, October 30, 2017
New to our Herpetarium, the two young and precarious Gray’s monitor lizards (Varanus olivaceus) are two of only 14 that are currently living in North American zoos.
Discovered in 1845, by John E. Gray, this lizard species was lost to science for the following 130 years until Walter Auffenberg discovered a specimen in the United States Museum of Natural History, one of only three documented since 1845. Eight years later, he undertook an intense 22 month study of...
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