Animals & Habitats
Henkel's Leaf-tailed Gecko
Scientific Name
Uroplatus henkeli
Conservation Status

Primary Forest Habitats

The leaf-tailed or flat-tailed gecko relies upon primary forests for their habitats. They are arboreal in nature and may be found in low-altitude forest lines. They spend most of their day attached to trees, head down.

Conservation Concerns

Logging, ever-expanding agricultural activities and slash-and-burn farming techniques are severely impacting populations of this gecko. The continued loss of primary forested areas will mean the loss of this interesting gecko species.