Photo of shingleback skinks by Joel Pond
Native to Australia, shingleback skinks are sometimes called two-headed skinks due to their deceptive characteristics, the zoo said. “Their tail is shaped exactly like their head (minus the eyes and mouth). This feature is effective at confusing predators.”
Although the shingleback skink is fairly common in the wild, births are rare in zoos. This is Lincoln Park Zoo’s fourth birth since 2000.
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