The perentie (or perente) (Varanus giganteus) is the largest monitor lizard or goanna native to Australia, and fourth-largest living lizard on earth, after the Komodo dragon, the crocodile monitor, and the water monitor. Found west of the Great Dividing Range in the arid areas of Australia, they are not a common sight because of their shyness and the remoteness of much of their range from human habitation.
Animal Odd Couples
The Cat and the Iguana <3 Read here about them: http://awesomeanimals01.blogspot.co.il/2013/05/the-cat-and-iguana.html#.UgTG8X_7Bic
Friends Spending Time Together
Bearded dragons wearing hats.
Bearded dragons wearing hats - why do I love stuff like this?
The reason he doesn't look anyone in the eye, at first, is because he is a good naturalist. Animals rarely look each other in the eye because it's a sign of challenge or aggression. Newt is used to not making eye contact with his creatures and it carries over into his interactions with humans.