The Zoo is closed for Thanksgiving.
There are three day geckos here at the Zoo. The parents hatched in 1999 and came here in 2001. Their daughter hatched here at the Zoo in 2004.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Vulnerable. They are listed in appendix II of CITES which prohibits their commercial trade.
Standing’s day geckos reside on trees in the dry, spiny forests of southwest Madagascar. Until the early 1990’s, the range of this species was one of the very few areas in Madagascar which was relatively undisturbed. However, because of increased deforestation, Standing’s day geckos are now of special concern and considered vulnerable.
Here are the Zoo these animals are fed waxworms, mealworms, crickets, fruit nectar, fresh fruit and calcium.