Giant Day Gecko

(Phelsuma Grandis)

Reptile

Animal Info

Two giant day geckos, one male and one female, can be found in the ECO Center.

Status in the Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least Concern.

Habitat

Found in the uppermost canopies of rainforests and plantations; often found in nearby human settlements and cities.

Diet

Carnivorous. Eats various invertebrates (especially insects), nectar, and occasionally small invertebrates.

Did you know?

Millions of microscopic structures on the scales of the gecko’s feet, called setae, give these lizards an incredible climbing ability.

The giant day gecko’s bright colors help to camouflage it amidst the vibrant vegetation of the rainforest, useful for ambushing prey in the middle of the day.

When threatened, their colors turn darker, to better hide in the shade of leaves.

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