Bermuda Skinks settling in at Chester Zoo

According to Mark Outerbridge, our Wildlife Ecologist, the 12 Bermuda Skinks that were flown to the Chester Zoo in the U.K have arrived safely and are now settling into their new home.

These skinks will be the focus of a captive breeding programme, which will ultimately provide information to Bermuda's Department of Conservation Services so that a conservation-oriented captive breeding programme can one day be started in Bermuda.

The ultimate goal of this programme is to help boost skink numbers at select sites by releasing young skinks back into the wild, and will be used in tandem with other management actions to help preserve this iconic island species.

For some more details about this project please click here to see the recent Royal Gazette article.