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The Gila Monster
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Geographical Range and Habitat

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The Gila's range covers the southwestern United States to northern Mexico.
 
Gila's seem to prefer an area which is wet enough to support shrub life. They are found more often in the rockier, wetter dessert scrub but they are also found in drier, sandier areas. They prefer rocky foothills to open land or agricultural areas.

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Gila Monsters are solitary creatures who are inactive most of the time. They hide under rocks and also in burrows. Sometimes they steal burrows from other animals but they can also dig their own. The Gila monster does hibernate in winter, using the fat in its tail as sustenance. In the summer, this lizard is active only at night in order to avoid the heat.

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