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Cape skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: Cape skinks (Mabuya capensis) tame easily and would be more of a feature in gardens if they weren't preyed upon by domestic cats. They are a gentle sort of creature that dig tunnels in loose sand at the bases of bushes or boulders. Fallen aloe stems and dead trees are also favoured haunts.

Distribution: Absent from the Namib Desert and northern regions of Namibia.

Diet: Cape skinks hunt large insects in clearings and open sandy areas.

Colouring: There are pale stripes on a light brown body. Between the stripes there are some dark brown or black spots or short bars.

Breeding: Females can give birth to between 5 and 18 babies.

Size: Max SVL 135mm.

Guesthouse Lisha

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excellent value for money guest house with self catering facilities

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luxury self catering suites situated close to the city center

Villa Vista Guest House

a centrally located guest house with some self catering rooms on offer

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