Two-Headed Bobtail Lizard

Two-headed bobtail lizard found in Australia

It's been a while since we've had a decent two-headed animal on these pages. So, without further ado, we proudly present… the two-headed lizard.

The two-headed bobtail (a type of skink native to Australia, also known as the Shingleback) was rescued in Coogee, New South Wales, by workers from a reptile park.

Now housed at the reptile park in Henley Brook, Perth, it's doing well - despite the fact that two-headed lizards tend to not have very long life expectancies.

The lizard - which doesn't just have two heads, but has a set of forelegs on either side of each head - is even able to eat with both mouths.

The major downside of having two heads is that it makes moving around quite difficult, and the larger of the two heads has a tendency to try and attack the smaller head.

The bobtail's brother, who has just the one head, is also housed at the park.


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5 comments for this post

  1. Snafu

    Very interesting. I hope it lives a long happy life in captivity.....

  2. Christopher John

    I might be safe to say the heads display aggression toward each other. Establishing "hate" would require much more research.

  3. Simmon Jester

    A bit like our country right now.

  4. won

    I take issue with the notion that it's a two-headed lizard. What "it" is is two lizards stuck in one body.

  5. thereisa2headedlizard

    Great article infused with sarcasm. Poor little lizard. I don't imagine that it would have a very long life expectancy with just one head either. Ah well, circle of life and all.

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