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Category: Perentie

Rare Australian Lizard Now Calls Desert Dome Home

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now the third Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution to have a perentie, varanus giganteus, the largest monitor or goanna lizard native to Australia. Ngintaka, pronounced nin-taka, is a male perentie who can be seen inthe Zoo’s Desert Dome. The perentie, which means “giant lizard spirit”in Australian Aboriginal mythology,is the fourth largest lizard species in the world commonly reaching more than eight... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018