Spotted in the Wild: The Ornate Skink

Spotted in the Wild: The Ornate Skink

This beautiful lizard/mokomoko was found by some of our ecologists today during a monitoring survey.

She is a large female ornate skink (Oligosoma ornatum), an At Risk species. A number of different age and sex ornate skinks were observed at this predator-controlled site, indicating a healthy breeding population, which had our herpetologist buzzing! 

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