When it comes to survival instincts, the dynamic world has many different strategies. Some use flashy skin, others disguise themselves as other dangerous animals. For Madagascar's leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus Sikorae), that is the ability to become "invisible".
Of course, the invisible here is the ability to camouflage to be able to mingle with mossy branches. These lovely geckos have white spots along with a fringe extending from the chin to the sides of the body quite as thin as the leaves. They look like wingless dragons that have been immersed with nature over the years.
Because of such a form, this is how this nocturnal reptile can hide in nature. They leaned against the branches, and the fringe – or skin flap – spread out to minimize shading, like lichens.
Along with the ability to change the skin color to the environment, unless you really look carefully it is difficult to detect them.
This gecko is more prone to be detected because its eyes are wide open and the skin under the chin is not very coincidental.
If you don't pay close attention, this is nothing more than a speck on a tree branch.
There are many predators that love leaf-tailed geckos – mainly birds like eagles and owls, rats and snakes.
Only when night falls, does this gecko begin to hunt – insects and small invertebrates.
Of course its natural enemies are not the biggest threat – that is who we are.
Even though the gecko population is at a stable level, the living environment is shrinking due to human exploitation and development actions, and will inevitably go down if there is no change.
Not only that, even though the exchange of animals is banned all over the world, it is still caught and smuggled with the frequency of WWF's "warning" level just to make it interesting.