Knowing the difference of Tokay Gecko to the Leopard Gecko. 

TODAY 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

LEOPARD GECKO

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.