Seneca Park Zoo is home to two male leaf-tailed geckos. They came to the Zoo in 2015 and can be found in the E.C.O. Center.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Vulnerable.
Inhabits lower levels of trees in dense, low-altitude rainforest in four separated areas in Western and Northern Madagascar.
Carnivorous. Eats primarily insects and arachnids, but may also eat some snails.
Leaf-tailed geckos use their superb coloration, fringed skin, and leaf-like tail to blend into their surroundings.
They usually hide with their tail up, like a leaf.
If threatened, this gecko can drop its tail, leaving it behind to distract the predator. A new, slightly different tail will grow back.