A new exhibit opens at the National Geographic Museum today in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, Geckos: Tails to Toepads, features more than 70 live geckos from 18 different species. The visiting geckos arrived this week in plastic storage containers, packed in a large cooler for safety during their transport.
The geckos in the exhibit come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and different species have different personalities. Watch this behind-the-scenes video of a tokay gecko being released into its enclosure by zookeeper Colin Walker.
The geckos will be at National Geographic Headquarters through January 5, 2011.
Get the facts on geckos in the Creature Feature.
See more photos of the geckos featured in the exhibit on Nat Geo News Watch.
Photographs by Lyssa White