Leopard Gecko | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Leopard Gecko

Eublepharis macularius

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Found throughout Eastern and South East Asia, the Leopard Gecko, is one of the smaller members of the Lizard family growing at an average 15-25 cm. The Leopard Gecko, like many other Lizards, has the unique ability to loose its tail which can break away if under threat, however, this can be detrimental in less plentiful months when the Gecko relies on fats stored in its tail for sustenance.

Native Range →

India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan

Natural Habitat  →

Grasslands and deserts

Diet  →

Insects, spiders, scorpions and grubs

Life Expectancy  →

15 years in the wild. Up to 25 years in zoos

Breeding  →

2 eggs up to 6 times a year & a 45-50 day incubation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the night

Threats  →

Illegal pet trade, Habitat loss

Fun fact

Leopard Geckos store fat and metabolic water in their tails.

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