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Leopard Gecko

Eublepharis macularis

Description:

The leopard gecko is a nocturnal ground-dwelling lizard naturally found in the deserts of southern Central Asia, and throughout Pakistan, to the northwestern parts of India. Unlike most geckos, leopard geckos possess movable eyelids. It has become a well-established and popular pet in captivity.

Habitat:

captive breed here in the Philippines....

Notes:

Leopard geckos have predators, such as snakes, frogs, or foxes. Their keen sense of hearing and sight help them escape from them during the night. Along with their exceptional sight and hearing abilities, their skin helps camouflage themselves from their predators. Their sense of taste and smell also helps them with survival. The shedding of their skin also removes any scent markers left behind for potential predators to discover. When they feel threatened, startled, or scared, leopard geckos hiss to ward off predators. Also, they stay in underground holes and burrows during the daytime, not only avoid the heat, but to also avoid the risk of getting eaten.

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15 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

I've just adopted one - they are fascinating little guys!
Please can you add "captive bred" in the habitat field so it is clear to everyone that it isn't a wild gecko. Thanks!

Norman Celis
Norman Celis 6 years ago

Captive Breed here at P.I. :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Norman, is this a pet? Leopard geckos are not native to the Philippines.

Norman Celis
Norman Celis 6 years ago

Thanks Copterdan...

Copterdan
Copterdan 6 years ago

Great Closeups!

Norman Celis
Norman Celis 7 years ago

thanks for the nice comment.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Wow.. u r too good at capturing reptile snaps..:)

Norman Celis
Norman Celis 7 years ago

thank you guys...

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 7 years ago

lovely shot !!

mini
mini 7 years ago

wow, superb!

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 7 years ago

Beautiful!

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Fantastic captures!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 7 years ago

Great shots!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Really nice shot

Valenzuela, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.70, Long: 120.98

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

Spotted for mission

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