Solomon Island Skink

Corucia zebrata

The largest skink species, the Solomon Island skink is unique among skinks for its arboreal and herbivorous lifestyle. It uses its muscular legs and sharp claws to climb trees as a prehensile tail grasps branches and limbs while foraging for leaves at night.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 2.3 to 2.7 ft
weightWeight: Up to 1.7 lbs
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Leaves