Savannah monitors can reach adult size in as little as two years, but three to four years is more common. They can grow up to 3 feet long.
Savannah monitors are native to Africa. They live in savannahs, rocky deserts, open forests and woodlands. They prey on millipedes, snails, crickets, scorpions and amphibians. They are popular as pets and are bred for export in their native countries. In captivity, a single adult savannah monitors needs its habitat to be at least 6 feet long by 2 feet wide. Savannah monitors get along well in pairs and small groups in larger enclosures, as long as there is an assortment of hiding and basking spots.