An Alpine Lizard? Meet the Guthega Skink
Found only in the high plains of Victoria, Australia, the guthega skink is one of Australia’s lesser-known endangered species. Covered in camouflaged scales, this alpine lizard expertly blends in with its rocky surroundings. Because of their small population size and limited natural habitat, climate change is making these lizards particularly vulnerable.
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