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The Geckos of "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code"

In our featured exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, you'll find four leopard geckos representing different genetic traits in their color and patterns.

Leopard geckos are found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Because they live on the ground, leopard geckos have not evolved "suction cup" feet like other geckos. They can't climb walls or glass like their cousins, but they do like to climb and explore things like rocks and logs.

 

Gecko Cam

Check out this live feed to see what the red striped leopard gecko is up to! If you don't see him right away, look carefully at the lower right corner of the video to see if you can spot a head or tail poking out from his rock shelter.

 

Meet the Geckos

There are hundreds of different leopard gecko morphs that are genetically designed to have different visible traits like color, pattern, and size. Try to find the traits that are different among our geckos!

 

High Yellow Leopard Gecko

(Heterozygous Bell Albino, heterozygous Blizzard)

High Yellow Leopard Gecko

 

Bell Albino Leopard Gecko

Bell Albino Leopard Gecko

 

Red Striped Leopard Gecko

(Heterozygous Tremper Albino — Featured on Gecko Cam)

Red Striped Leopard Gecko

 

Striped Albino Leopard Gecko

Striped Albino Leopard Gecko

 

 

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