Leopard geckos were first described in 1854. They are native to grasslands and desert regions in south Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India and Iran. When they live in areas that get very cold, they can actually go into a form of hibernation by burrowing underground.
An adult Leopard gecko can be up to 11 inches long and weigh up to 65 grams. They eat things like crickets, roaches, worms and other insects. They hunt for their food using their special ears, which are very sensitive and helps them locate prey. They are also ectothermic, absorbing warmth from the sun during the day for energy.
Leopard geckos are popular as pets. Have you ever seen one up close?