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More amazing Gecko facts

Some species are parthenogenetic, that is, the females are capable

of reproducing clonally without fertilization.

They normally lay just two eggs, but geckos will often find the same place to lay eggs, along with many other "mothers". Little ones hatch after just 2-6 months. The picture above shows a female after laying her two eggs.

Their first appearance can be dated back to the Eocene (i.e. 38 – 54 million years ago), so a successful species which will probably outlive humans.

This large Tokay Gecko can be seen in the reptile display at Kadoorie Farm.

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