Two headed bobtail lizard

The two-headed bobtail lizard (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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