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One of the largest species of day gecko, Standing’s Day Gecko is found in the dry southwest of the Island of Madagascar, off the coast of East Africa.
Like other Day Geckos this species eats a range of invertebrates, nectar and pollen. Males and females can both be very territorial, defending their home tree from same-sex rivals. Geckos are great climbers and use special scales on the underside of their toes to cling to surfaces.
Tiny hair-like scales hook into any irregularity in the surface, meaning these lizards can even walk upside-down on glass.
Up to 30cm
Life Span in Wild:
Up to 5 years
Dry forest and thornbush
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
Insects, nectar and fruit
Where Do I Live?
Do I Have Any Predators?
Snakes, Birds of prey
How Do I Live?
Why Am I Endangered?
This species is threatened by the loss, degradation and fragmentation of its native habitat due to human activities. It is also illegally harvested for the international pet trade