Species at Risk
© Parks Canada / Wilkes, D. A. / 06.62.10.10(23), 1984
This lizard starts life with five cream stripes on its green-black body, topped off with a bright blue tail. These brilliant colours attract people who collect the skinks and sell them to pet shops-a serious threat to the survival of this species in the wild, where it belongs.
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