The blue-tongued skink is a fairly small lizard that is recognizable by its blue tongue. The skink is a ground-dweller. It uses its powerful bite to feed on snails and other prey, sometimes refusing to release its mouth. When threatened the lizard will dart toward its prey, open its mouth and display its blue tongue. The lizard can also hiss and puff up its body to frighten enemies.

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Location: This animal is not on exhibit. It is part of our educational collection and may only be seen in programs inside or outside of the zoo.

Arrived at EPZ: Sydney - 06/16/2010; Iggy - 05/21/1996