Otago Skink Habitat

Otago skinks inhabit rock outcrops in well-vegetated gullies. They bask on the warm rocks during the day (they are diurnal) and retreat deep within the crevices during the night. Otago skink activity is correlated with temperature – when it is cold they stay within the crevices but when the rocks heat up they come out to bask, eat and find mates.

Also endangered are the Cromwell chafer beetle, the tree daisy, a local grasshopper and salt grass which is protected within local reserves.

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