Hanging onto a tree trunk with its large, ridged toe pads, a Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus henkeli) is barely discernable from the bark. Flaps of skin along the edge of the head and body disguise the gecko’s outline. Resembling a dead leaf, the tail can break off to allow a quick escape and regenerate later.
- Pronunciation: GEK-oh
- Where to see them: Northern Madagascar
- Length: Up to 1 ft
- Habitat: Forest
- Diet: Insects