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¿Son legales los lagartos monitores en Canadá??

Dependiendo de donde te encuentres, Es posible que puedas o no tener un lagarto monitor como mascota en Canadá..

Columbia Británica permite la posesión de la mayoría de los lagartos monitores que se encuentran comúnmente en el comercio de mascotas., con algunas excepciones.

Algunos de los lagartos monitores como mascotas más populares, como Monitores Ackie (Varano acanthurus), Monitores de sabana (varano exantemático), y Timor Monitors (Varanus timorensis) are generally allowed.

Se permiten especies más pequeñas de lagartos monitor en Columbia Británica, pero no en toronto
Se permiten especies más pequeñas de lagartos monitor en Columbia Británica.

This is however not the case for Ontario, and the regulations can vary from city to city.

Por ejemplo, Toronto has stricter regulations that prevent all species of Monitor lizards to be kept as pet.

If you are planning to adopt a pet Monitor, make sure to check your local regulations.

Below is a list of Monitor lizard species that are prohibited to keep in Canada (including BC):

  • Dragon de Komodo (Varanus komodoensis)
  • Monitor del Nilo (Varanus niloticus)
  • Perentie Monitor (Varanus giganteus)
  • Variegated Monitor (Varanus varius)
  • Monitor de agua (varano salvador)
  • Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis)
  • Crocodile Monitor (Varanus salvadori)

All these species of Monitor lizards are illegal to own, breed and transport anywhere in Canada.

If a species is not listed above, él may be allowed, but a permit may be required depending on its size and your specific area of residence.

  • Monitor de reconocimiento (Varano acanthurus)
  • Monitor de sabana (varano exantemático)
  • Monitor de agua asiático (varano salvador)
  • Pygmy Mulga Monitor (Varanus gilleni)
  • Monitor de Timor (Varanus timorensis)
  • Any other Varanidae not listed as a prohibited species

Restricted species of monitor lizards can be owned, bred and transported without a permit if they are smaller than two metres (this is usually the case for smaller species like Ackie monitors).

A permit is required if the lizard reaches a length of over two metres as an adult.

All species of Monitor lizards, regardless of size, cannot be released in the wild under any circumstances.

De nuevo, regulations vary between regions and sometimes even cities.

Fuente: List of Controlled Alien Species in British Columbia (Updated December 2012)

Desafortunadamente, it is not possible to legally own a Monitor lizard in Toronto.

This is in accordance to the TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 349, ANIMALS which states that the following animals are prohibited:


Crocodylia (como caimanes, cocodrilos, gavials)
All snakes which reach an adult length larger than 3 metres
All lizards which reach an adult length larger than 2 metres
All venomous and poisonous animals


Sadly, all Monitor lizards fall into one or both of the categories highlighted above.

Even though most Monitors that are kept as pets do not reach 2 metres in length as adults, all species are venomous and therefore forbidden in Toronto.

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