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Seven Skinks Have Hatched At Chester Zoo

Seven Skinks Have Hatched At Chester Zoo

Seven skinks have hatched at Chester Zoo, the first time conservationists have bred the critically endangered species outside their homeland of Bermuda. The moment the first skink popped its head out of its egg was captured on camera by the zoo’s reptile experts.The species is on the brink of extinction in the wild, as habitat destruction and introduced... Read more of this article

FIU: Cuban Brown Lizard Discovered In Bermuda

FIU: Cuban Brown Lizard Discovered In Bermuda

A non-native species of lizard — the Cuban brown anole — has been discovered in Bermuda, according to Florida International University [FIU] biology student James Stroud. An update on the FIU website said, “A two-year conservation project studying the island’s lizard populations led to the discovery of the Cuban brown anole, a species... Read more of this article

UK Zoo Continues Work With Bermuda Skinks

UK Zoo Continues Work With Bermuda Skinks

After finding themselves a new home in the Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom earlier this summer, the troubled Bermuda skink is getting a new chance at success as a species as zoo officials begin putting together a guide aimed at helping those with a hand in conservation services on the island to more easily breed and protect the highly endangered... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Skinks Enjoying Luxury In New Home’

Minister: ‘Skinks Enjoying Luxury In New Home’

Minister of Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards delivered a Ministerial Statement in the House of Assembly today [July 5] regarding the on-going efforts to preserve the Bermuda Skink. The Bermuda Skink is one of the rarest lizards in the world, and are considered critically endangered. Twelve skinks were transported overseas to Chester Zoo in the... Read more of this article

Video: Initiative To Save Our Skinks

Video: Initiative To Save Our Skinks

The critically endangered Bermuda Skink — or Bermuda Rock Lizard — is one of the rarest lizards in the world. Adult males and females have shiny brown or black body scales, a pale belly and an orange throat patch. They can grow up to eight-inches long. Juveniles have coppery scales, a pale belly, and have black and cream coloured stripes... Read more of this article

Protected Species Penalties Toughened

Protected Species Penalties Toughened

New measures approved by Parliament on Friday [Nov.25] stiffen penalties for harming the island’s protected species including the Cahow, Bermuda Skink, Spotted Eagle Ray, Green Turtle, Diamondback Terrapin, Yellowwood, Bermuda Killifish, Bermuda Bedstraw, Bermuda Snowberry and Bermuda Cedar. Amendments to the Protected Species Act will see penalties... Read more of this article

Officials: Six Reports Of Gecko Sightings

Officials: Six Reports Of Gecko Sightings

Since appealing for the public’s assistance in spotting geckos last month, the Department of Conservation Services has received six reports of gecko sightings. Biodiversity Officer Alison Copeland said they received the reports right after the article was in the press, with nothing since. Ms Copeland said she, “suspects most of the reports... Read more of this article

Seen Geckos Around? Please Report Them

Seen Geckos Around? Please Report Them

Two new types of lizards, also known as geckos, have been inadvertently introduced to the island and the Department of Conservation Services is seeking the cooperation of the public in reporting any suspected gecko sightings. The Department of Conservation Services within the Ministry of Public Works today [June 9] advised that two new types of lizard,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Was A “Life Raft” For Skinks

Bermuda Was A “Life Raft” For Skinks

Bermuda served as an evolutionary “life raft” for the island’s unique species of skink when it became extinct in North America millions of years ago, researchers say. The Bermuda skink — or rock lizard — thrived here after specimens were carried to the island from the North American continent, presumably by storms or... Read more of this article