Kōrero: Otago region

Otago skink

Otago skink

The rare Otago skink and grand skink – both of which can grow to 30 centimetres in length – are unique to Central Otago. They live in mountain tussocklands, but occupy only one-tenth of their original range. The skinks are endangered by habitat loss and introduced predators.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10024375
Photograph by Mike Aviss

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22625/otago-skink (accessed 22 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015