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.
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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM