Point of interest
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Green lizard at the southern ramp

The green lizard is the largest lizard in Switzerland and can get up to 40 cm long. The southern slopes in the Valais are one of the last refuges of the green lizard in Switzerland. Therefore it was included on the Red List of endangered species. It feeds mainly insects, snails and small vertebrates (e.g. young mice). The animals get rid of the tail to distract in case of danger or fighting. Subsequently, the animals grow a new, but imperfect tail. The males have a bright blue lower jaw, especially during the mating season, and can therefore easily be distinguished from females.

TIP: Pay attention to a rustling in the bushes along the way, perhaps a green lizard may be seen soon.

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