Status: Not threatened.Range: New Guinea and Indonesian Islands.Habitat: Tropical forests, arid scrub, and grasslands.Food: Insects, snails, carrion, small reptiles, plant material, and fruits.Reproduction: Although usually solitary, males and females will come together to mate. The female will retain the eggs and produce 5-12 live young after an incubation period of about 100 days.Facts: Blue-tongue skinks can defend themselves from predators in many ways. When threatened they will puff up their bodies and hiss while sticking out their startling bright blue tongue. They also have the ability to cast off their tail allowing them to escape. The tail will eventually regenerate.