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What are some facts about Gila monsters?
Gila Monster Facts Description. Gila monsters have venomous glands located in their lower jaw. ... Habitat and Distribution. Gila monsters live in southwestern United States and northern Mexico, in habitats such as deserts, grasslands, and shrubland. Diet and Behavior. ... Gila Monster Bite. ... Reproduction and Offspring. ... Conservation Status. ... Gila Monsters and Humans. ... Sources. ...
Where in the world can you find a Gila monster?
Distribution and habitat. The Gila monster is found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, a range including Sonora, Arizona, parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico (potentially including Baja California).
What are some interesting facts about the Gila monster?
Size and description. Gila monsters have large and stout bodies with short, fat tails. They typically grow to around 20 inches (50 centimeters) and weigh around 4 lbs. (1.8 kilograms), according to National Geographic. Their heads and necks are broad and their eyes are black with round pupils.
Is a Gila monster a mammal or reptile?
Like most reptiles, the Gila monster is a cold-blooded animal, which means that the reptile has to depend on its surroundings to maintain the inner body temperature at an appropriate level. Most of the time, the Gila monster stays in burrows and shades, to keep itself safe from the extreme temperatures of its habitat.