Oregon Zoo croc

A crocodile monitor, nicknamed “Johnny 5,” is making himself at home in the Predators habitat.

PORTLAND — A new crocodile monitor is making himself at home in the Oregon Zoo’s predators habitat this week. Visitors can find the giant lizard — nicknamed “Johnny 5” because he was the fifth in his clutch to hatch — in the area between lions and dwarf mongooses.

Crocodile monitors live in the swamps and lowland forests of New Guinea and its surrounding islands. At up to 9 feet in length, they’re one of the longest lizard species in the world. According to care staff, Johnny 5 is quite an impressive sight.