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Blue Tongued Skink

 

4-STAR Ambassador's Biography

  • Name: COBALT
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: AUS
  • Hobbies: Tongue flick
  • Personality: Curious, bold, gentle
  • Zoo Diet: Blueberries, strawberries, other fruits, vegetables, insects
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  • Wild Facts
  • Type:
    Lizard
  • Species Authority:
    John Edward Gray, 1825
  • Distribution:
    Australia
  • Habitat:
    Forests, woodlands, grasslands
  • Terrain:
    Terrestrial
  • Wild Diet:
    Omnivorous - leaves, fruits, invertebrates, small reptiles
  • Adult Size:
    Up to 60 cm
  • Life Span:
    15-20 years
  • Predators:
    Falcons, goannas, snakes, feral cats, dingoes
  • Fun Facts:
    • - Blue tongued skink has the brightest blue colored tongue of all animals on earth.
    • - Unlike most reptiles, Blue tongued skinks don't lay eggs but bear live young.
    • - Blue tongued skinks from different regions have very distinctive patterning.