Excerpt from the Lizard Kings documentary from PBS NOVA. Special Thanks to Dr. Gordon M.Burghardt.

"Monitor lizards are lizards with an attitude. They know that they're top predators, and they act like they're top predators. They aren't afraid of anything. They are smart."

"I dare anybody to go to a major zoo and look a monitor lizard in the eye. It's looking back at you. Other lizards don't do that." ERIC PIANKA (Ecologist The University of Texas at Austin)