World of Animals
On this page you will learn about yet another fun and exciting animal. This time its a reptile called the Australian Frilled Lizard. To find out some cool and interesting facts on this animal, read on. If you would like to jump to a section, use the Quick Jump below by clicking on the headings.
-Queensland=yellow with black and white markings -Northern Territory=orange with red, black, and white speckles -These animals are mainly solitary. -These lizards defend their territory all the time.
Food and Feeding
-The Australian Frilled
Lizards diet consists of...
Features of Ruff -The ruff folds neatly at the lizards neck. -When it opens, it opens into a series of pleats. -The pattern on the ruff blends in with the surroundings. -When the lizard is startled it spreads ruff, opens mouth wide, hisses, and flicks tail from side to side.
Cool Facts -The Australian Frilled Lizard usually keeps its ruff down on its neck except when threatened or during courtship. -This lizard usually runs on its hind legs. -The likeness of the lizard is on Australias 2 cent coin. -Footprints left by their back feet on show their three middle toes. -Their teeth are fixed to the surface of their jaw like human teeth. -These lizards are often kept as pets.