Standing’s Day Gecko
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.
Photo Credit: Heinonlein, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons