Scientific research into behavioural traits of Varanus spp. is an essential component to understand a species in its ecosystem. Specific behavioural traits include, foraging, basking, reproductive behaviour, etc…

Basking behaviour  – thermoregulation

Adult wild Varanus salvator macromaculatus basking, peninsular Malaysia © Mark Auliya

Monitor lizards as scavengers and predators

Adult wild Varanus bengalensis feeding on a carcass of a water buffalo?, Rajasthan, India © Dharmendra Khandal