Tokay (Gekko gecko)

Tokay (Gekko gecko)

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Caption: A male Tokay (Gekko gecko). This small reptile is found throughout the Indian sub-continent and South-East Asia. The Tokay grows to a length of 40cm, and is often found in or near houses. The male emits a barking sound at the time of the mating season between March and May, the female is mute. They are mainly nocturnal, with a diet that consists of insects and small rodents. In Java and Malaysia the presence of a Tokay in a house is regarded as a symbol of good fortune.

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Keywords: animal, gecko, gekko gecko, nature, reptile, reptilia, tokay, tokay (gekko gecko), type, wildlife, zoology

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