PANAY MON­I­TOR LIZARD

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The Panay mon­i­tor lizard (Varanus mabi­tang), also known as the bayawak, is en­demic to Panay Is­land and is known to be her­biv­o­rous. Like the other species fea­tured on this list, the Panay mon­i­tor lizard is most threat­ened by de­for­esta­tion. The Panay mon­i­tor lizards de­pend on fruit trees for sur­vival. With­out th­ese, the species risks star­va­tion. Aside from suf­fer­ing from habi­tat loss, the Panay mon­i­tor lizards are also hunted for food by lo­cals, ac­cord­ing to Our En­dan­gered World.

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