Leopard geckos are nocturnal, so they spend their days hiding under rocks or in wood.
Unlike other geckos, a leopard gecko has moveable eyelids and they do not have adhesive toes but do have tiny claws at the end of their toes.
The tail of a leopard gecko can detach from the body when they are grabbed or disturbed. The tail will continue to wriggle allowing the gecko to escape, they do grow a new one again.
Semi desert or arid grassland
Diet – Insectivore
The leopard gecko eats spiders, insects and worms.
The body length is 20 – 25 cms long and can weight up to 80 grams.
The leopard gecko is found in Western India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.
The IUCN has the leopard gecko down as least concern due to their population numbers.
Threats include habitat destruction through mining and quarrying, body parts are used for local medicine and they are trapped and used for the international pet trade.
In 2013, IUCN states the population is unknown.
The zoo population of the leopard gecko is unknown.