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This gecko with huge eyes lives in the Namib Desert

This little gecko has translucent skin to camouflage, webbed feet to run on sand, and massively oversized eyes. 👀 Meet the Pachydactylus rangei.

Unique reptile in the Namib Desert

Here’s an original technique to clean your eyes. It’s the one used by this African species of gecko. It can only be found in the Namib Desert, which also extends to Angola and South Africa. This reptile, measuring 10 to 15 cm in length, has developed specific features in order to survive its environment.

First, its webbed feet allow it to dig a shelter to protect it from the heat during the day, but also to run fast on the sand. Its toes are also covered with microscopic hooks, which enhances their adhesion. To protect itself from predators, its translucent skin enables it to camouflage in the sand. To detect its prey, which includes any insects and arthropods it can find, this gecko relies on its huge eyes. It has no eyelids but a transparent membrane instead. To clean it, they simply use their tongue.

This is the Pachydactylus rangei, otherwise known as the Namib sand gecko.

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02/15/2020 7:34 AM
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  • Arbaz A.
    3 days

    Background music name?

  • Martine C.
    06/25/2020 00:42

    Adorable créature

  • Neha R.
    06/12/2020 17:17

    Cuteeee

  • Frederikke H.
    05/27/2020 19:38

    se lige hvor sød den er!😍💗

  • Maria A.
    05/25/2020 13:32

    Lindeza. .

  • Stif A.
    05/24/2020 03:46

    تفرج ع حبيب القلب

  • Dawn Q.
    05/19/2020 22:35

    😳

  • Eugene K.
    05/19/2020 11:02

    Imagine, this gecko has no idea that creatures like humans exist and that these creatures are making documentaries about it and then talk about it on social media - since a gecko cannot reason and perceive at such a level of complexity to be aware of these "higher level" realities. What if there are beings that exist that are much more complex than us that we would not be able to perceive due to our own limitations?

  • Florence M.
    05/18/2020 04:02

    Toi af

  • Krisi R.
    05/18/2020 01:54

    have u seen one of these

  • Slagana K.
    05/17/2020 19:34

    Dusa mila.. 🙂🤗😉

  • Kidz A.
    05/17/2020 14:52

    wink 😉

  • Georgina N.
    05/17/2020 04:06

    Nice and cute 💗

  • Hajera M.
    05/17/2020 02:54

    Beautiful and cute.

  • Hakimm H.
    05/16/2020 22:55

    https://youtu.be/eYnGsTfnEZU

  • Wardi A.
    05/16/2020 22:11

    😮😮😮😮🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

  • Marie L.
    05/16/2020 21:11

    il est trop mignon

  • Robin R.
    05/16/2020 20:55

    Also use those big eyes to condensate water on them then lick it ;)

  • Jade W.
    05/16/2020 20:34

    How frickin CUTE is he 😭🥰ook

  • Carmen C.
    05/16/2020 19:55

    , zo bijzonder <3