African Striped Skink (Trachylepsis striata)

Maree Clarkson

Joined February 2010

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African Striped Skink (Trachylepsis striata)

Taken in my garden in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
Camera : Canon EOS 550D
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This Striped Skink was enjoying the sun on the wall of my bathroom court-yard garden and she looked decidedly heavily pregnant (pic taken last October). Mating occurs between October and November, with a gestation period of 90 to 100 days, so I presume she was to give birth within a month or two, usually a single litter of 3 – 9 babies.
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Growth is relatively fast, sexual maturity is reached in 15 – 18 months. Last summer, my Skinks had several litters in my garden, much to my delight!


17th January 2019 – FEATURED in “Nature And Man”
25th January 2019 – FEATURED in “Indigenous to East and Southern Africa”
2nd March 2019 – FEATURED in “Fauna, Flora, Landscapes and Architecture of South Africa”

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