Extremely rare blue-tongued lizard with two heads in Australian reptile park
Incredible video shows extremely rare blue-tongued lizard with two heads in Australian reptile park
- Fortunately, the two-headed lizard has gone viral thanks to its extremely rare appearance.
- Viewers were in awe of Lucky’s second prominent head
- Lucky received a home at the Australian Reptile Park in early 2019
An extremely rare two-headed blue-tongue lizard has taken up residence in an Australian zoo after a member of the public made the bizarre discovery.
A video of the rare reptile, named Lucky, exploded on Instagram after @jayprehistoricpets shared the footage last Thursday.
The video wowed viewers, who were amazed by the two heads of Lucky.
Thankfully (pictured) the blue-tongued double-headed lizard has gone viral thanks to its weird appearance
“This lizard blew me away!” Wrote one viewer.
“Amazing double,” added another.
The unique lizard was given to Australian reptile park, north of Sydney, early 2019.
The rare reptile (pictured) was donated to the Australian Reptile Park in early 2019 by a member of the public
Animals with deformities like Lucky’s tend to have a shorter lifespan as they have difficulty eating and have a hard time avoiding predators. So it’s lucky that a member of the public spotted the strange reptile.
Two-headed animals have been around for centuries, with reptiles being the most likely to develop the odd second head.
Scientists have named the phenomenon “diprospus” and there is still debate about the causes of the disease.
Blue lizards are common throughout Australia and can often be found in the bush or in people’s backyards.