Beautiful, Fast & Unusual...
A pair of Emperor Flat Rock Lizards have just arrived at Hamerton Zoo Park. This beautiful species, with a very cumbersome name, is native to Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries. They are settling in to our off-show acclimatisation room, and are already busy chasing crickets. This is one the largest and most impressive Rock Lizards. Its flattened body allows it to hide in rocky outcrops, but is often seen sun-bathing and chasing insect prey, out in the open. This is the fourth new reptile species to arrive at Hamerton this year - and once ours are properly at home, they will be moved into an African mixed species exhibit in our reptile area.
UPDATE - 12/10/2018
Our Emperor Flat Rock Lizards have just been moved into a newly refurbished exhibit in our reptile area which they will soon share with a couple of other desert species including the Pancake Tortoise.