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Five-Lined Skink
Five-Lined Skink
© Parks Canada / Wilkes, D. A. /, 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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