Reptile House birth

A Tokay gecko has been born in the Reptile House.

The baby is currently off-show and is being reared by keepers.

Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “Tokay geckos have sticky eggs and we noticed dozens of eggs stuck onto the exhibit’s walls.

“We had one baby hatch, which we had to remove from the enclosure and we’re currently feeding it every other day with crickets.

“We’re hoping to return it back to the Reptile House in the coming weeks.”

We have three adult Tokay geckos in the reptile collection.

Two females arrived at DZG in 2015 from Knowsley Safari Park, before we paired them up with a male from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park a year ago.

Tokay geckos can live approximately ten years in captivity.