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King Skink

King Skinks live in large family groups and enjoying hiding in hollows, burrows, and thick leaf-litter on the ground.

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Yulart (Skink)

Scientific Name: Egernia kingii

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: King skinks will visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Fallen logs, thick leaf litter, large rocks, and rockeries

Diet: Fruit, foliage, flowers, invertebrates, snails, and small animals

Water: A shallow water dish or pond

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pest control

ReWild Benefits

King Skinks disperse seeds and control pests while moving around the landscape. Moving seeds around our neighbourhoods drives a more connected and effective ecosystem. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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