The World of Geckos

A fascinating look into the world of geckos, their characteristics, and their significance.

What are Geckos?

Geckos are small to average-sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae.

Species Diversity

There are over 1,650 different species of geckos.

Unique Features

Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions.

Nocturnal Creatures

Many species are well known for their specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces.

Gecko's Eyes

Geckos have no eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane which they lick to clean.


Most geckos lay eggs, but certain species are capable of parthenogenesis.

Defense Mechanism

Geckos can lose their tail in defense, a process called autotomy.


Geckos are mostly

insectivorous, but some species may consume fruit and nectar.

Significance in Ecosystem

Geckos play a crucial role in the ecosystem by controlling insect populations.


Geckos face threats from habitat destruction, pollution, and being captured for the pet trade.


It's essential to protect geckos to maintain the balance of our ecosystem.