Not very quick, blue-tongued skinks use their tongue to scare and confuse predators by flashing this unusual color. This startles the predator allowing the skink time to escape.
- Blue-tongued skink young are hatch from soft-shelled eggs which are inside the mother.
- One of the largest skink species.
- Blue-tongued skinks spend the majority of their day searching the ground for food and basking in the sun.
|Range||Australia and New guinea|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Zoo location||Education building|