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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10th Annual Photo Contest:
January 2-31, 2015

Photographers of all abilities, ages 5 and up, are encouraged to enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Contest rules available by clicking here.

Photos MUST be taken during the contest period -- January 2-31, 2015.

Photographers must follow zoo rules, stay on all zoo paths and obey posted signs. Flash photography is prohibited where indicated.

Complimentary admission is offered to participants who show their camera at the ticket booth.  (Please note: mobile devices will not be accepted as cameras for this contest.) Limit one entrant per household per day.


  • Fill out the online entry form - click here
  • Email a maximum of 2 images  to
  • Photos must be sent as an attachment 
  • Label phots with type of animal and entrant name 
    (Example: Lion_JaneSmith)

Entries are due by 4 p.m. on February 1, 2015.
Late entries will not be accepted.


  • Youth (ages 5-12)
  • Teen (ages 13-18)
  • Adult (ages 19+)
  • Most Artistic Photo - images with interesting light quality, composition, angle, or an artwork-like feel -- minor digital enhancements permitted 
  • Best Action Shot  - animals at play, in flight, underwater, etc.
  • "Best Day Ever" Photo - show us what makes your visit to the zoo memorable!
  • Best Winter Scene
  • Judge's Choice
  • Grand Prize

Questions? Email

Entries will be judged by a panel of representatives from sponsoring organizations.

Winners will be announced February 20, 2015, at 3 p.m. during a reception at the zoo.

The Second Annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Traveling Winners Exhibition will take place at sponsoring organizations beginning in March 2015.

Check back here for further details. 

Special thanks to Industrial Color Labs for providing photo prints for winner prize packs!

Sponsored by:

Community Folk Art Center