* Threatened or Endangered

Ornate Plated Lizard *

 : Gerrhosaurus validus

 : Reptile

 : Native to southern and eastern Africa

 : Opportunistic feeders, these reptiles will eat everything from fruits and blossoms to insects.

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Named for the “armor” on their bodies, these small lizards are native to southern and eastern Africa and live in abandoned rodent burrows and termite mounds.

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