Meet the Prehensile-Tailed Skink

There’s a new face at your Zoo:

Kasolo the prehensile-tailed skink!

Prehensile-tailed skinks are a species of lizard native to the Solomon islands in Oceania. They are arboreal, meaning that they live in trees. They use their prehensile tail as an extra limb to grab onto branches and help them climb.

Kasolo is one of our animal ambassadors who is learning how to participate in educational programs. Our members just had a chance to meet him during today’s Member Virtual Wild Wednesdays chat! If you would like to meet Kasolo you can stop by the Conservation Learning Center to see him in his habitat or keep an eye on our educational programs to see when he might come out for a visit.