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An online interactive knowledge test about the goanna. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page




Goannas are Australia's biggest lizards. The Perentie is the .......... of the goannas; it grows up to about 1.6 metres (or 7 feet), but some grow to .......... metres long. They are found in the ......... ......... areas. The common goanna, tree goanna and the lace monitor are widely spread through Australia and grow to a length of 6 feet.

There are many types of goannas. They have black spots on a yellow belly. When they are threatened they usually .......... They have about 249-290 scales around the middle of the body. Their tail is long, strong and at the base it is very thick. Their tails are about 1.3 times longer than their head and body.

Habitat: Ground dwelling lizard which inhabits deep crevices and burrows in rocky and sandy areas. They eat insects, reptiles, birds, small mammals and carrion. Scientific name: Varanus giganteus.

Test your knowledge! Write true or false

The perentie is the largest of the goannas.
They can grow up to 7 metres.
They're found in Central and Northern Australian desert areas.
Perenties are hardy fighters and will fight unto death.



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