WATER MONITOR TONGUE FLICKING

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Water Monitor
Water Monitor

“As its name suggests, the Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) loves to spend much of its time in aquatic habitats (above).

Water Monitor tongue
Water Monitor tongue

“A vital organ that is key to its survival and success is its forked tongue (above, below), which is used to detect chemical cues in the air and water, thus facilitating in its search for a meal or a mate.

Water Monitor Tongue
Water Monitor Tongue

“A video clip of this tongue flicking behaviour may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
12th June 201

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