African Fat-Tailed Gecko

Hemitheconyx caudincinctus

During the dry, summer season, the African fat-tailed gecko estivates, or remains inactive, within a burrow. It can survive lean times off the fat stored in its tail. During active seasons, the gecko emerges from its burrow at night to hunt for insects.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 6 to 10 in
habitatHabitat: Savanna, rocky hillsides and riverbanks
dietDiet: Insects