28 Aug 2017

Niue finds skink that was thought to be extinct

From , 5:01 am on 28 August 2017

A rare skink thought to be extinct in Niue has been found alive and well on the island.

The Olive Tree skink was rediscovered after a tourist took a photo of one and asked for it to be identified.

The smooth bodied shiny fish like lizard has short limbs and is known to make its home in coastal tropical regions.

Sara Vui-Talitu has more.

The Olive Tree skink.

The Olive Tree skink. Photo: Supplied/ Ridge to Reef Project