Animal Update: Knob-Tailed Gecko

We're excited to welcome a baby knob-tailed gecko to the Australia:Wild Extremes exhibit!

Published November 13, 2015

knob-tail-gecko

The new knob-tailed gecko hatched on October 16 from an egg laid in mid-August. These geckos can grow to about 5 1/2 inches and are found throughout the rocky plains in the Northern Territory of Australia.

knob-tail-gecko

They find shelter during the day under boulders or shallow burrows and emerge at night to hunt insects, scorpions and spiders.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

Jellies in petri dish Welcome to the Jelly Jungle

Deep inside the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) building, the National Aquarium runs a little-known lab. Here we carry out the propagation of jellies, many of which later end up on exhibit in Jellies Invasion. Read on for a peek into the process!

Read the full story

Cold stunned turtle Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned.

Read the full story

Related Stories

No Hands? No Problem: Tool Use Among Aquatic Animals

Published January 08, 2020

Looking Back at 2019: Rescue Recap

Published December 20, 2019