Turquoise Dwarf Gecko
Did you know?
You can distinguish adult males from females as they are electric blue, females and juveniles are brown.
Home: Tanzania; found only in the Forest Reserves of Kimboza and Ruvu.
Lifestyle: Diurnal, residing in tropical forest-found almost exclusively on Screwpine tree, Pandanus rabaiensis. Males are extremely territorial, however, it is common for one male, one or more females and juveniles to inhabit one tree.
Young: Females typically lay 2 eggs every 4 weeks, pressing them onto plants, hatching after 50-80 days.
Lifespan: 10 years.
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered. Threatened by habitat loss and pet trade.
Breeding Programme: This species is part of EAZA’s European Breeding Programme.