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Tropical House Gecko

The Tropical House Gecko, Afro-American house gecko or Cosmopolitan house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) is a species of house gecko native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is also currently found in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, where it has been inadvertently introduced by humans.
This species is mainly nocturnal and can attain a maximum length of 12.7 cm (5 in). Its diet is varied, and includes animals such as spiders, scorpions, cockroaches, anoles and other geckos. The Tropical house gecko can be found predominantly in urban locations.

Tropical House Gecko

Common Chameleon

Chameleons, of the family Chamaeleonidae are a distinctive and highly specialized type of lizards. They are recognized by their parrot-like feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long tongues, their swaying gait, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. There are approx. 160 different species of chameleons. Chameleons have very long tongues. The tongue extends out faster than human eyes can follow, at around 26 body lengths per second. The tongue hits the prey in about 30 thousandths of a second.

Common Chameleon

Common Chameleon

Chameleons, of the family Chamaeleonidae are a distinctive and highly specialized type of lizards. They are recognized by their parrot-like feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long tongues, their swaying gait, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. There are approx. 160 different species of chameleons. Chameleons have very long tongues. The tongue extends out faster than human eyes can follow, at around 26 body lengths per second. The tongue hits the prey in about 30 thousandths of a second.

The Common Chameleon

Monitor Lizard

Monitor lizards are usually large reptiles, although some can be as small as 12 centimeters in length. They have long necks, powerful tails and claws, and well-developed limbs. Almost all monitor lizards are carnivorous, but some will eat fruit. Species which live in or near water will readily eat fish. They are oviparous, laying between 7 – 37 eggs at a time.

Monitor Lizard