A group of geese is called a gaggle and a gathering of goldfish is a glint. The Peoria Zoo needs to know what to call a group of geckos and they need to know fast. So we searched the internet for “what do you call a group of geckos” and found out that there is no name since geckos don’t form groups in the wild.

On May 5th, two eggs were found in the Zoo’s Standing’s Day Gecko exhibit which houses an adult pair. To prevent the eggs from damage, they were removed to an off-exhibit “incubator” of sorts. The pair had laid eggs before so they were no surprise, but the two babies found in the gecko exhibit on May 20th were!

Shortly after posting a sign encouraging visitors to look for 2 babies, a 3rd baby was found in the exhibit on June 14 followed by a fourth on the 18th.

The female continued to lay eggs and the next three were not concealed so they were pulled from the exhibit. Two of these eggs hatched as well bringing the grand total to 1.1.6 which is Zoo shorthand for 1 male, 1 female, 6 unknown sex. The remaining three eggs were found to be infertile.

On the prospect of having to catch a gecko youngster when new homes are found, Doug Holmes, the Zoo’s resident herpetologist, said “That should be a LOT of fun!” referring to their size and speed.

For questions, call the Peoria Zoo at (309) 681-3513 or check out our website at www.peoriazoo.org.

One Comment

  1. There are about 10 geckos on my mums window at the moment in a bunch… in the wild of Queensland Australia. … so lets call the collective noun a bunch

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