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Mokopirirakau / Forest gecko

New Zealand weta in flax bushes

Some forest geckos have been recorded reaching ages of 40+years!


Help us to help the Mokopirirakau / Forest gecko

Another species found only in New Zealand, the forest gecko are tree dwelling and have been known to live upwards of 25 years.

With over 75% of our indigenous species at risk of extinction*, the Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance is raising funds to help defend the many special species of the Waitākere Ranges.

Thank you for your support of this fascinating creepy-crawly!

*Extinction threat to indigenous species | Stats NZ. 

Image credits: Fern by Toby Hall on Unsplash