This Elusive Gecko Hides in Plain Sight

The Baweng satanic leaf gecko is found only in Madagascar—that is—if you can actually spot it. This amazing lizard takes camouflage to new heights, expertly disguising itself to look like a dead leaf, a plant stem or even a strip of tree bark. But its natural rainforest habitat is disappearing. And while scientists do not yet consider the gecko endangered, its future is uncertain.


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