Crested gecko

The most distinctive features of these geckos are the hair-like projections found above the eyes, which greatly resemble eyelashes. Crested geckos prefer to live in the canopy of the humid forests.

Fast Facts

  • Crested geckos were once thought to be extinct.
  • Crested geckos also have two rows of spines that run from the sides of their wedge-shaped head to the base of their tail.
  • Crested geckos communicate with the help of barks and squeaks which they use to call for a mate and when threatened.

Scientific name

Correlophus ciliatus
Range  New Caledonia
Conservation status Vulnerable
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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