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• Through June 3, Member Appreciation Days: Online reservations are required for entry. MORE
• June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

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In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.

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Blue-Tongued Skink

Tiliqua Scincoides

Skink Gallery

About the Blue-Tongued Skink

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Class: Reptilia  
Order: Squamata 
Family: Scincidae 
Genus: Tiliqua 
Species: scincoides 

The blue-tongued skink is light brown with orange and brown bars on its sides. Its large, triangular head is covered in smooth and shiny scales and its cobalt-blue tongue is offset by the deep pink interior of its mouth. The skink has a powerful bite, which is handy for feeding on large snails. When it bites defensively, it does not like to let go, inflicting considerable pain on its victim.