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Gila Monster

About the Gila Monster

Gila monsters are heavy-bodied lizards that are black and pink in colouration. They are covered with bony, beadlike scales. The Gila monster is venomous; its venom is made in glands in the lizard’s lower jaw.

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Gila Monsters, pronounced ‘HEE-la’ Monsters, are one of only a few known venomous lizards.