Long-tailed Grass Lizard

ZOO LOCATION: Scutes Family Gallery

IUCN Status: Least Concern

This species is also known as the Asian grass lizard, ranging throughout much of southeast Asia. Its tail is over three times the length of its body, which can grow up to 4.5 inches long. These lizards can move very quickly and jump in the air to catch prey such as flies. Arm waving behavior has been documented in both males and females of this species, thought to be a form of communication.