This is the largest skink species in the United States. The Great Plains skink can be found in rocky canyon habitats, as well as grasslands and prairies.
- The Great Plains skink is an insectivore and eats insects like grasshoppers and caterpillars.
- This skink can detach its tail in order to distract predators and escape.
- Mother Great Plains skinks spend the entire summer sheltering and guarding her eggs before they hatch.
|Range||Western North America and Central America|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Zoo location||Education building|