“As its name suggests, the Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) loves to spend much of its time in aquatic habitats (above).
“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.
“A video clip of this tongue flicking behaviour may be previewed here:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
12th June 201