In recent weeks, Basel Zoo has seen the hatching of its very first baby olive tree skinks. As there are numerous places for them to hide, the number darting around the terrarium is not yet clear. Seven young skinks have been sighted so far. The species has been living in Basel Zoo since this spring, housed with a Solomon Islands skink in a newly installed green terrarium. Upon hatching, the baby skinks measured approximately five centimetres in length.