Blue-tongued Skink (Tiliqua sp.)
Darwin came to Animal Wonders as a tiny baby with health issues likely due to his hybrid lineage. He is doing great now and shows off his blue tongue at every program! The Northern subspecies, for which we believe one of Darwin's parents to be, is native to northern Australia. Also known as Blue-tongued Lizards, are omnivores, feeding on both plants and meat. They are also ovoviviparous in which embryos develop inside eggs & remain in the mother's body until they are ready to hatch.
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.