Many reptiles, such as snakes and lizards, have a forked tongue.
A forked tongue is split into two parts at the tip of the tongue.
A forked tongue enables reptiles to ‘taste’ the air to determine which direction a scent (smell) is coming from.
Hummingbirds also have tongues that are split.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM