10 Aug 2018

Critter of the Week The Burgan Skink

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:29 pm on 10 August 2018

Burgan skinks are one of our nationally critical species of reptile, and are thought to only exist in two separate populations in Central Otago.

These fascinating high-altitude skinks have special adaptations for cold, which include using the burrows of weta and giant worms, to escape the freezing temperatures that might otherwise threaten their survival. 

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Photo: CC By 2.0 Geoff Patterson.jpg

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