Westland green gecko
Geckos have baggy, velvety skin and broad heads. They eat insects, fruit and nectar. They usually give birth to two young in late summer / early autumn.
Did you know that there are only two kinds of lizard in New Zealand - geckos and skinks? Learn more about geckos in this section.
Habitat loss and predation from introduced species are two of the greatest known threats facing geckos.
Currently DOC is gathering information about gecko numbers and distribution. Learn about DOC's other gecko conservation actions in this section.
Report any recent gecko sightings in the alpine zone to DOC and find out other ways you can be involved in gecko conservation efforts.
Get a close-up view of New Zealand's geckos with this gecko gallery.
View videos about geckos and lizards.
Get detailed information using either the common or scientific name of the species you are interested in.
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Video about Kaitorete's lizards
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