Giant Wonder Gecko

Giant Wonder Gecko at Wingham Wildlife Park, Kent

Giant Wonder Gecko Natural History

Size

The giant wonder gecko grows to 20 cm (8 inches)

Habitat and Distribution

This species lives in desert environments in the low elevation regions of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Age

Can live for roughly 20 years in captivity.

Diet

Their diet consists of insects including crickets and snails and very small mammals such as young mice.

Groups and Breeding

Female generally lay two eggs which can hatch between 70-100 days later.

Threats

This species is listed as least concern by the IUCN

Interesting facts

This species has an alternative name, the ‘frog eyed gecko’ due to having large lidless eyes.

The Giant Wonder Gecko During Your Day Out in Kent

This gecko is on display in the reptile house. This area is home to a number of other reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians.