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.
IN THE LION GUARD
Skinks are larger than geckos.
IN THE REAL WORLD
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 skinks spot a chameleon named Kinyonga spying on Scar after her shadow flashes against the light of Scar's flames. They are then ordered by Ushari to chase after her, only to retreat when the Lion Guard reveals themselves via sneak attack.
Shupavu and Njano overhear that Jasiri's clan have been helping the Lion Guard foil Scar's three latest attacks and report. Later, they decide to tell Scar of Janja's reaction to Jasiri saving him from a steam vent.
The skinks see Kion, Bunga, Kiara, Tiifu and Zuri at the hot mud pots at the edge of the Pride Lands. They go and tell Scar when he orders Njano to fetch a him a vulture, who will be delivering a gift of fire to Kion and his companions.