Knowing the difference of Tokay Gecko to the Leopard Gecko.
Distribution: Arboreal (tree dwelling), Southeast Asia, Western New Guinea
Status: Endangered species
Energy Storage: Lack of fat deposit in the tail
Digits (Fingers): Presence of suction pads
As pets similarity: Wild/untamed
Other Notes: Is mistakenly rumored to be a cure for AIDS/Cancer
Distribution: Terrestrial (land dwelling), Middle East
Status: Considered of “least concern”
Energy Storage: Fat deposit in the tail
Digits (Fingers): Presence of nails
As pets similarity: Domesticated/tamed
Other Notes: Can regenerate own tail
This story appeared in Animal Scene’s March 2015 issue.