Black Throated Monitor

Scientific Name: 

Varanus albigularis ionidesi


Geographic Range:

South East Africa - Tanzania


Life Span:

up to 25 years



Unlike most monitors, Black throat do not like to swim and sparingly spend their time in water. They usually like to burrow beneath shrubs and trees.

Dozer our Black Throat was a re-home from an ex-zoo keeper who was unable to carry on caring for him due to a new job abroad.


To find out more about our Black Throated Monitor and other animals please come along and visit them.



Our Open Hours

Mon:  10:00 - 16:00

Tue:    10:00 - 16:00

Wed:  10:00 - 16:00

Thu:   10:00 - 16:00

Fri:     10:00 - 16:00

Sat:    10:00 - 17:00

Sun:   10:00 - 17:00


Entry: As of 01/07/17

    ADULT - £7.50 

    CHILD - £6.50

      OAP   - £6.50

     Under 2's are FREE

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