Crocodile monitor (Varanus
salvadorii) - The rare crocodile monitor is
the second largest lizard, after the famous Komodo
dragon. It comes from the rain forests of Indonesia.
More agile than the Komodo, even the adults are
good climbers. They are quite adept at using their
whiplike tails in defense. The Gladys Porter Zoo
is one of the few zoos to successfully breed this