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Madagascar giant day geckos blend in among the leaves as they lie in wait for small prey such as insects, crabs, scorpions, and spiders. They will also eat fruit and lick honey. Condensation on leaves provides drinking water.

day gecko profile

Did You Know?

The gecko’s toe pads are specially designed for gripping so that it can climb vertical surfaces.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis

Northern Madagascar


9 to 12 in

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Insects and other small animals, fruit, and honey