Blue-tongued skink

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.

Scientific name

Range  Australia and New guinea
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Omnivore
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