New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
The herpetofauna animal group includes and reptiles. New Zealand has tuatara, geckos, skinks, and four species of native frogs.
facts about geckos
Geckos are able to vocalize and many New Zealand species produce a chirping sound. Green geckos are quite loud for their size and produce a sound more like a ‘bark’
Geckos have sticky feet their toes are covered with microscopic hairs that allow them to climb sheer surfaces and even walk upside down across the ceiling.