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secret trick to a quick escape King's Skink

Noongar name - Yulart (skink)

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The King's Skink is very common on Rottnest Island. They can be spotted sunning themselves on rocks, roadsides or pathways. It is fast moving and you can hear them scuttling away to hide in the bush.

King's Skinks live in small family groups. They shelter in rock crevices and dead logs and will sometimes dig their own burrow. 

Conservation Status

The King's Skink is listed as Least Concern under IUCN (2016). All Rottnest Island’s fauna is protected under the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987.
  • Extinct
  • Extinct in Wild
  • Critically Endangered
  • Endangered
  • Vulnerable
  • Near Threatened
  • Least Concerned

Help keep Rottnest’s environment healthy

  • Do Not feed the animals on Rottnest
  • Do Not disturb the wildlife
  • Do enjoy watching them on their own terms

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