Teeny, tiny lizard is Houston Zoo's newest newborn

Teeny, tiny lizard is Houston Zoo's newest newborn

Credit: STEPHANIE ADAMS / HOUSTON ZOO

The Houston Zoo’s newest baby is a tiny little lizard with big brown eyes. The fantastic leaf-tailed gecko will definitely need to grow into its long name.

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by KHOU.com staff

Houston Zoo

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 4:30 PM

HOUSTON—The Houston Zoo’s newest baby is a tiny little lizard with big brown eyes.

The fantastic leaf-tailed gecko will definitely need to grow into its rather long name.

They got the name because they are masters of camouflage, according to the Houston Zoo. Their little legs look like tiny branches and their tails look like dead leaves. They can easily "disappear" inside their enclosure at the zoo even if you’re looking right at them.

The fantastic leaf-tailed geckos are found only on Madagascar in the wild.

They are active at night and eat mostly insects.

This little newborn isn’t on exhibit yet, but will be once he gets bigger.

 

 

 

 

 

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