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Tokay Gecko

The tokay gecko is the world’s second-largest gecko species, growing up to 15 inches long. It is native to rainforest and cliff habitats from northeast India and Bangladesh, through Southeast Asia, to Indonesia and western New Guinea. It frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations not at risk

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Established in various locations around the world
  • Little information on impact in non-native range

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Large appetites require daily feeding of live insects
  • Males are territorial and aggressive

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Extremely aggressive, strong locking bite
  • Can carry and transmit Salmonella

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