Norman and a little boy posing for the camera with a Bell’s Phase Lace Monitor at a wildlife show

Meet Phoenix – a Bell’s Phase Lace Monitor (Varanus Varius)

Phoneix is a Bell’s Phase Lace Monitor also known as a tree Goanna or Goanna. It’s Australia’s second largest lizard reaching up to 2 meters in length. Monitors are the only lizards that have a deeply forked tongue like that of a snake.

Norman with a Central Bearded Dragon Lizard

Meet Spence – Spencer’s Monitor (Varanus Spenceri)

Spence is an Australia Lizard and is native to the Barkley region in Central Queensland/Northern Territory and grows to 1.2 meters. They eat anything they can find from highly venomous snakes, small mammals, small lizards and eggs to carrion dead animals.