Leopard Gecko

Our Leopard Gecko, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MALeopard Gecko
Eubleopharis macularius

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 5 years
Captivity: 20 years

Size
7-10 in

Weight
10-18 oz

Facts for the Leopard Gecko, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • A gecko’s tail can be broken off if it is grabbed by a predator, which allows the gecko to escape. The lost tail will eventually grow back.
  • Leopard geckos differ from other species of gecko because they have movable eyelids. Also unlike most geckos, they do not have sticky toe pads
    and have clawed toes instead.