SPECIES Skiber javaensis
FRAME 16.5x16.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION AKA flying dragon. These lizards have membranes ( skin flaps ) along their abdomens which it opens to fly from tree to tree for up to 8 m. They usually dine on ants or termites which they catch by waiting patiently under the protection of trees or branches and wait for the passing termite which they lap up with their sticky tongues. Size is usually up to 30cm in length. They lay eggs deep within the litter of the forest floor which take around 14 days to hatch. The female does not care for the young. They come in a variety of colours yellow, black and red. When the membrane is closed their grey brown mottled skin provides perfect camouflage against tree trunks on which it sits.