Dudley Zoo welcomes baby geckos

By Liam Keen | Attractions | Published:

Dudley Zoo has welcomed three new additions to its 'farm barn' exhibit.

Dudley Zoo welcomes baby geckos

Three gecko hatchlings born in the Zoo's Reptile House have now taken up residence on the farm.

Two tiny 'Standing's day' geckos born on August 7 and 10 and a Tokay Gecko that hatched on May 7 have moved to a special hatchling area in the farm barn.

Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton said: “The geckos make an interesting addition to the animals on the farm and should prove popular with our young visitors.

“They are quite small and tricky to spot but are doing fine and feeding well. Their diet includes micro crickets which they love.”

The farm barn opened in August 2017 as part of a £295,000 revamp programme.

The heated and covered exhibit took three months to build after the old barn was torn down.

It gives visitors the chance to get closer to a variety of smaller animals and the geckos will have company in the form of pygmy hedgehogs, millipedes, African Giant land snail and a European mantis among others.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter

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