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Madagascar day gecko

(engl: Madagassian Day Gecko)

Gluing without glue 

Geckos are truly climbing pros. Their toes have so-called adhesive lamellae, which are comprised of microscopic hair structures. With their help, geckos can reach even the finest surface irregularities and move, even on seemingly smooth surfaces, e.g. they can walk on glass.

Looking at the world with eyes wide open  

Most geckos cannot close their eyes. They have immobile, transparent eyelids. These act as a protective layer to the eye and are shed during regular molting. The animals use their muscular tongues to clean their eyelids.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Madagassischer Taggecko
Verbreitungsgebiet: Madagassischer Taggecko
Scientific Surname Phelsuma madagascariensis
Order Squamata
Family Geckos
Size 30 cm
Weight 50 g
Reproduction 12 times a year 2 eggs, after 60 days independent subadults hatch out
Distribution Madagascar
Habitat savannah forests
Food Insects, Nectar
Livestock regionally endangered