8 Apr 2022

Critter of the Week: The broad-cheeked gecko

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week’s critter is a taonga species on the brink of extinction.

The broad-cheeked gecko, Mokoprirakau “Okarito”, lives in lush forests and alpine shrublands in South Westland.

While most of the world’s lizards prefer warmer climates, this gecko toughs it out through wild West Coast winters.