Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Prehensile-Tailed Skink

This skink gets its name from its tail which can be used curl around objects such as branches for balance.This is the only known species of skink with a prehensile, or grasping, tail.

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Catering at the Zoo

Vote for a name for the new baby patas monkey!

The voting is closed, the results are in, and the new baby patas monkey's name is ... Etta! Thanks to all who voted!


A new baby patas monkey was born August 1 at the zoo, and it's a girl!

The baby was born to mom Becca and dad MJ. Since she was born during the zoo's summer-long Dinosaur Invasion! exhibit, her name will be part of a theme. Animal care staff are naming all new additions to the zoo during the dinosaur exhibit after characters in "The Land Before Time" movies. 

Primate keepers selected five potential "Land Before Time" names and are asking members of the pubic to vote for the one they like best. Please cast your ballot HERE.

The votes will be tallied and the winner announced on Friday, August 24.

Thanks for participating in our naming vote!!


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