Blue Tongued Skink

Our Blue Tongued Skink, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MABlue Tongued Skink
Tiliqua scincoides

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Up to 20 years

Size
22 in

Weight
10-18 oz

Facts for the Blue Tongued Skink, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Blue tongue skinks do not lay their eggs. The female carries her eggs internally and expel the young after they hatch.
  • Blue tongued skinks tend to be docile. However, when they feel threatened they will stick out their tongue, puff up their body and hiss to intimidate predators. Skinks can also lose its tail as a defense mechanism.