Geckos are small lizards from the Gekkonidae family. They are also the only lizard that can vocalize. They have no eye lids, but a transparent film that can be cleaned by the tongue of the gecko. They have specialized toe pads that enable them to climb on vertical and smooth surfaces.
They feed on insects.
There are thousands of gecko species.
The ones found in the Maasai Mara are:
This is a small gecko that grows up to 5 inches. It is dark brown with light brown patches across the back and the tail. They are nocturnal creatures.
Mann’s Dwarf Gecko
These are small and slender geckos, dark in colour with a lighter line running on the side from the eyes to the tail.
Tropical House Gecko
This is a small gecko that grows up to 5 inches long. Its daytime color varies from tan to gray or olive-brown with several darker, backward pointing, chevron-shaped dorsal markings. On light surfaces at night, these geckos may appear whitish.