Project Description

Standing’s Day Gecko

Phelsuma standingi

Animal Class: Reptiles

Length: Up to 11 inches

Diet: Insects and nectar

Habitat: The thorn forest vegetation in southwest Madagascar.

Description: Standing’s day gecko is an arboreal and diurnal species of gecko. The species is endemic to southwest Madagascar; it is threatened by illegal collection for the international pet trade and habitat loss. It is among the largest living species of day geckos. Standing’s day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.

Our Animals: The Zoo has a Standing’s day gecko in the Learning Center.

Conservation status: Vulnerable

Photo Credit: Heinonlein, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons