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Monitor

To seek information about an agent's behavior; a device that provides such information.
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For example, the recently discovered fruit-eating Northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard (Varanus bitatawa) in the Philippines is food for the critically endangered Philippine eagle.
* An African savannah monitor lizard was captured in 2009 in a Libertyville backyard, where residents periodically had seen it sunning on the patio for weeks and had grown appreciative of the rodent control the lizard provided.
These displays were mostly triggered during attacks from birds and foxes rather than by snakes or monitor lizards.
Asian water monitor lizards Bambam and Pebbles are one of the zoo's youngest couples.
ZOO THE ALL Other species in there include roul roul partridges, white throated monitor lizards, Azara's agouti, koi karp and red-eared terrapins.
Crocodiles, monitor lizards, water hogs and various plant species are also at home in the delta
Founded in 1978, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Sanctuary on Sri Lanka's south coast is one of several hatcheries working with local fishermen to protect vulnerable turtle eggs from predators such as monitor lizards and crows, and poachers illegally selling the meat and shells.
Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said, "Monitor lizards often strike fear in people's minds as they are misunderstood and often misrepresented as being venomous.
A substance extracted from the saliva of monitor lizards does not have the power to cure diabetes, a top official from the Ministry of Health has affirmed.
The 100- acre Udhyaan shelters 40 neelgais, several peacocks, rabbits and monitor lizards. There is a demand to convert it into a sanctuary as west Delhi lacks large green spaces.
In nature, nearly 90 per cent of all baby crocs struggle for survival as they are eaten by large fish, monitor lizards and other predators.
Summary: Slim, and rather sedate looking monitor lizards embellish the walls of Shivavilas Palace--in sculptures of course!