This Banded Knob-tailed Gecko hatched off-display on 4 March at Perth Zoo. Found in the Pilbara region of West Australia, this is the fifth Gecko of its kind to hatch at Perth Zoo since 2010. The Gecko weighed 2.18g when it hatched. The youngster’s older siblings can be seen in the zoo’s Nocturnal House.
Photo credits: Perth Zoo(via Could You Be Spending 50 Cents On Car Insurance? - ZooBorns)
Someday we will have baby knobbies! I hyperventilated a little just thinking about it.
i love geckos, especially knobbies, want to keep them one day
my work mates found out just how badly the babytalk comes out when I am faced with a reptile, when a little gecko got caught in a wedding veil and scared my manager.
A leachie and a chondro. This post is the best post.
A gecko will drop it’s tail when it is threatened or grabbed by the tail (never hold a gecko by it’s tail), it does this as a defense mechanism. When it first drops the tail it will wriggle around on the floor, this is hoped to distract the enemy while the gecko makes their escape. This is labeled as autonomy and is used as a defense mechanism by many species of gecko.
The connective tissue around the tail is specially designed to allow the tail to break off easily. Sometimes the tail does not break off fully and either heals or in some cases it heals and a new tail will also start to grow thus leaving the gecko with 2 tails, there are reports of geckos being sighted with 3 tails still attached.