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Animal Update: Knob-Tailed Gecko

We're excited to welcome a baby knob-tailed gecko to the Australia:Wild Extremes exhibit!

Published November 13, 2015

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The new knob-tailed gecko hatched on October 16 from an egg laid in mid-August. These geckos can grow to about 5 1/2 inches and are found throughout the rocky plains in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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They find shelter during the day under boulders or shallow burrows and emerge at night to hunt insects, scorpions and spiders.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates!

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