Henkel’s Giant Gecko Natural History
These geckos measure from 9 to 12 inches (22 to 30 cm) and weigh up to 250 grams.
Habitat and Distribution
They can be found in forests on the Isle of pines in New Caledonia. Males prefer the lower branches of the forest and will defend their territory from other males while females prefer to be higher in the canopy.
Henkel’s giant geckos can live for over 20 years in captivity.
These geckos will eat insects, small mammals, flowers and fruit.
Groups and Breeding
Females can lay 2-4 eggs multiple times each year. Eggs take around 70 days to hatch and the atchlings are up to 3 ½ inches long.
This species is not listed by the IUCN
They use variety of whistles, chirps and growls to communicate with one another. These noises have led to them being known as the ‘devil in the trees’ by locals
The Henkel’s Giant 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.