True to its name, they are native to Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Singapore. Aeluroscalabotes is the only genus in its family, and this gecko is the only species in that genus. The term cat gecko comes from the habit of curling its tail at rest and wrapping it around itself as it sleeps.
Unlike most geckos, it does not have the adhesive feet pads. Instead, it climbs trees using small claws and its prehensile tail. It is thought to be one of the more primitive species of gecko. Its small build likens it to some fossilized gecko ancestors.
Their coloration can vary from yellow to red, and their eyes can be black, silver and sometimes a dark green. They are nocturnal and not picky eaters. In certain regions, they are protected from poaching for pet trade, but in other areas, populations are unknown.
Gonatodes is a genus of dwarf geckos that include many different species. Almost every species has a dramatic and unique color variation (in the males mostly). They mostly live in the forests of South America although some have adapted to live in cities and have been taken as pets.
They eat almost any bug that they can swallow. Some species of Gonatodes are becoming critically endangered due to deforestation.
Most of the species have pointed noses and are rather narrow in body size. However Gonatodes Daudini, shown here is the only one with large scales, bright orange irises and the 3 eye shaped patterns displayed by the males.
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Despite its name, the aardwolf is a member of the hyena family. It is smaller than its Hyaenidae cousins and it does not hunt large prey. Instead, it has a modified, long sticky tongue that it uses to eat insects and termites. Occasionally, it will scavenge for carrion. Because of its diet, sometimes their teeth wear or fall out.
They are nocturnal and live in burrows. They are social and pairs will both work to raise cubs. However during foraging, they will typically separate and feed alone.
Since they cannot run very quickly, they rely on their foul smelling spray, and their mohawk like manes that can be raised to seem more threatening.
This guy showed up at my work covered in fleas. Got him some food and flea medicine. He’s better and super friendly! He was picked up by a no kill animal shelter today and is on his way to find a forever home. I am going to miss his handsome face!