Every week we show you a close up of one of the objects in the museum. If you don’t know what it is you can visit us and hunt for it yourself!
This week there is a Christmas theme to the object. What could this be?
Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?
Well done if you knew this was a Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx sp).
These Lizards live in rocky desert habitats where they can bask in the sun during the day and hide away in chambers beneath the ground when danger is near.
The tail is muscular and can be swung with great speed, used to defend against attackers (Uromastyx from the Greek ourá=tail and mastigo=whip/scourge).