Skinks are lizards that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands and the Outlands.


Striped skinks are bronze and yellow while fire skinks have bright colors of red, gold and black. Males have bulkier bodies while females have flatter heads and wider jaws.


Skinks are reclusive lizards that can be found in forests and grasslands. They have a habit of burrowing underground to avoid predators. Skinks feed on a variety of insects such as crickets that make up most of their diet. They also have the ability to detach their tails to distract predators in order to escape and then regenerate one within a few months.


The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

Shupavu's group are introduced to Janja's clan.

Swept Away

Some members of Shupavu's group lure Beshte into a trap.

The Bite of Kenge

Two skinks glare at Janja when he mocks them on their size. Later, the same pair listens to Ushari as he sings Big Bad Kenge.

The Little Guy

Shupavu and Njano convince Kiburi to let a high-spirited gecko join his float.

The Scorpion's Sting

Skinks are some of the villains that try to prevent the Lion Guard and Makini from getting some volcanic ash to Rafiki.

Undercover Kinyonga

Some skinks spot the chameleon Kinyonga spying on them and are ordered by Ushari to chase after her, only to be scared by the camouflaged Lion Guard and ordered away by Bunga.

Notable Skinks in The Lion Guard

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