15 Jul 2016

Critter of the Week: the Alpine Gecko

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:37 pm on 15 July 2016

DOC's endangered species ambassador, Nicola Toki asks if "Alpine" geckos are true mountaineers, or forest refugees.

Although considered a land of birds, New Zealand is a hotspot for geckos - and we currently have about forty species of them.  Most familiar to people will be the Kermit-green tree gecko or green geckos  that hunt during the day, are excellent climbers and use their prehensile tail as a fifth limb while climbing.  There are around seven of these types of gecko.

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