We're still celebrating the month of love this February by welcoming two baby shingleback lizards to the Zoo family!
Born just in time for Valentine's Day on February 14, the two babies are healthy and happy, exploring their new home with mum.
This is incredibly special at Australia Zoo as shinglebacks are monogamous creatures, seeking the same partner from scent trails year after year.
Although female shinglebacks can have up to four live young, on average they will only give birth to one or two. This is because babies are born at around a third of mum's body weight – crikey!
Shinglebacks are primarily herbivorous living on a diet of flowers, berries and succulent leaves, but they are opportunistic hunters, catching insects or feeding on dead animals. Their bodies are interesting shapes – their tails mimic the shape of their heads to confuse predators and if they are under attack, they will display their blue tongue and make a fierce hissing sound!
You can catch our gorgeous shingleback lizards roving around the Zoo, or in their specially made home!