Tiliqua scincoides


Least Concern

Eastern blue-tongues are silver with black and brown bands down their backs. As their name suggests they have a blue tongue, when threatened they open their mouths sticking out the broad blue tongue trying to appear large and frightening.

They are found in a wide range of habitat types often hiding in long grasses, leaf litter, logs and even in suburban backyards coming out during the day to bask in the sun.


Blue-tongues are omnivores eating a variety of vegetation especially those with soft fruits and berries, they will catch slow insects like snails and slugs as well as eating carrion.


Blue-tongues are solitary animals but during breeding season, September- November, males actively pursue females. They are viviparous, giving birth to 10-19 live young, these young disperse from the adults almost immediately.

  • Blue tongue lizard babies at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Location

    Dark green indicates where the Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard can be found

  • Blue tongue lizard at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Eastern blue tongued lizard at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park