• Animals in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lankan Animals, Animals of Sri Lanka

Wiegmann's Agama

Wiegmann’s Agama (Otocryptis wiegmanni) also known as the Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard is endemic to the wet zone and lower mountain forests of the country. It has a dark reddish brown to dull brown patched slender body with a somewhat large head and hind legs in addition to compelling round eyes. The habitat of the Sri Lankan Kangaroo is mainly leaf dumps where it hunts for insects, larva and grubs and scrambles up trees when it senses danger.