There are two crested geckos here at the zoo. Both were born in May 2005, and arrived here in 2007. Their names are Crazy-Eye and Hopscotched, named for a joke between the keepers about silly animal names that happened to fit them and stuck!
Status in the wild
This species was once thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in 1994 and is now listed as endangered.
These geckos are native to the island of New Caledonia, in the southeast Pacific, east of Australia.
The new Caledonian crested gecko feeds on a variety of insects and fruit.