11 May 2018

Critter of the Week: The White bellied skink

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:27 pm on 11 May 2018

In just a few places in the mid-Canterbury high-country, White bellied skinks slink and slither between the sliding stones of scree slopes. 

Nicola Toki, DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, tells us about this critically endangered reptile which has a very long tail and a built-in visor to cope with the sun’s rays.

White bellied skink

White bellied skink Photo: Fauna Finders

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