The bearded dragon is protected from export, as they were once smuggled out of the country in the 1970s. They are not currently considered endangered in the wild.
The bearded dragon is found in eastern and central Australia. They occupy a large range of habitats from the desert to dry forests and scrub lands.
Bearded dragons are omnivores (meaning they eat both plants and animals). They live in areas where food is often hard to find, may eat anything from plant matter, insects and occasionally a small rodent or lizard.