Standings Day Gecko

(Phelsuma standingi)

Standings Day Geckos inhabit dry forests and thornbush. They are great climbers and use special scales on the underside of their toes to cling to surfaces.

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Reptile.

Distribution: Madagascar.

Habitat: Shrublands and Forests.

Diet: Eat a wide array of invertebrates and small vertebrates.

Appearance: Brown / grey / green in colour.

Size: Between 8 – 10 inches.

Lifespan: Up to 20 years. Average of 10 years.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Vulnerable

Population Trend

Unknown

Threats

Habitat degradation and the pet trade

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

Standings Day Geckos, like many species of lizard, can detach their tail when threatened by a predator to distract them. Once dropped they are able to regrow their tail!

See our Standings Day Gecko! 

We have two Standings Day Geckos at Ponderosa Zoo; their names are Hazo and Ravina. You can find them in the Reptile House.

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