New Caledonian Giant Gecko Baby

The New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) is an arboreal reptile in the Diplodactylidae family of gecko lizards.

The New Caledonian Giant Gecko is native to the island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, specifically on the southern and eastern portions of the main island. It grows to 36 centimetres (14 inches), including its tail.

New Caledonian Giant Gecko

The female lays two eggs, which hatch after about 60 days. The parents do not look after their young. 

The photographed Gecko, at the Paris Zoo, is about two months old.

New Caledonian Giant Gecko
New Caledonian Giant Gecko
New Caledonian Giant Gecko
New Caledonian Giant Gecko
New Caledonian Giant Gecko

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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