Standing's Day Gecko is one of several brightly-coloured
diurnal geckos endemic to Madagascar, in this case to the
south west of the island. It is a large gecko reaching
nearly a foot (28 cm).
Also, chameleon-like, it seems to be able to adjust deflected
light on its beady scales to blend with its background. The
male can brightly striped. The duller female sometimes has
throat pouches storing calcium for her egg shells.
We all like to climb on to a radiator (radiated tortoise) for
warmth. This gecko has lost his tail, but it will grow back