Giant day gecko

Madagascar giant day geckos are bright green, which helps them camouflage among tropical leaves as they wait for prey. Day geckos do not have claws, but their toes have thin, broad, adhesive scales which allow them to climb smooth surfaces.

Fast Facts

  • Giant day geckos get water from condensation that forms on leaves.
  • Geckos are the only lizards that can produce more than a hiss or other simple sound.
  • The adhesive scales on a gecko’s toes are called lamellae.

Scientific name

Phelsuma grandis
Range  Madagascar
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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