This form of gecko was first found in 1954. They live in grasslands and desert areas, including places in south Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and areas within India and Iran. The Leopard gecko can actually go into a special type of hibernation when they are in areas that have very cold seasons.
The Leopard gecko is large for a gecko, reaching up to 11 inches and 65 grams under good conditions. They hunt by using their very sensitive and specialized ears to locate prey. They eat crickets, roaches, worms and other insects.
Leopard Geckos are cold-blooded, otherwise known as ectothermic. This means they use warmth from the sun for energy. Many people keep these guys as pets, have you ever seen one up close!